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Legal news from Thursday, November 19, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

A regional court in Hungary decided on Thursday to deport two British citizens back to the UK pursuant to an arrest warrant for the men's unauthorized departure. Simon Keeler and Trevor Brooks, also known as Abu Izzadeen, were both convicted of charges relating to terrorist funding and were prohibited from leaving the country. The men were …

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by Ashley Hogan

The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, a delegation of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) announced Wednesday that Sri Lanka has an opportunity to properly address the rights violations committed against disappeared citizens. The experts noted that Sri Lanka had previously made no effort to determine the whereabouts …

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by Matthew Santiago

The US House of Representatives voted 289-137 Thursday in favor of suspending the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the US. On Wednesday the White House stated that President Barack Obama would veto the legislation, should it reach his desk. The Obama administration previously planned a program that …

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by Ram Eachambadi

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday condemned the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that left 30 dead and approximately 80 injured. The attacks occurred when a bomb exploded around 8:00 PM at a fruit and vegetable market beside a main road in the Jambutu area of Yola. The Secretary-General's statement expressed his condolences to the …

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by Kasey Tuttle

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the US Wednesday to halt the sale of weapons to the government of Saudi Arabia. The call comes days after the US Department of Defense (DOD) announced a Foreign Military Sale estimated at $1.29 billion for air-to-ground munitions. The DOD stated that weapons are …

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by Alexandra Farone

The French National Assembly voted Thursday to extend the state of emergency for another three months. The state of emergency expands police power for searches and arrests, and allows authorities to restrict movement of individuals and vehicles with the country's borders. During the debate, Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned [RFI …

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by Alexandra Farone

US President Barack Obama stated Thursday that he intends to continue his efforts to close Guantanamo Bay prison, despite likely push back from Congress after the Paris attacks. Obama made remarks to reporters during the Asia-Pacific Summit in Manila, expressing concern for delays in his long-standing plan to shut down the prison. Republican …

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