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Legal news from Monday, November 23, 2015
by Alexis Wheeler

A UN human rights expert on Monday advised Nigerian officials to halt mass, unlawful evictions and demolitions in the region of Badia, Lagos, exoressing concern over the homelessness resulting from a lack of adequate housing and compensation to victims. Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha, an expert on the right to adequate housing, warned that upwards of 30,000 people …

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by Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday pardoned 30 former guerrilla soldiers in jail for non-violent crimes. Yesid Alvarado Reyes, Colombian Minister of Justice and Law, explained that members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who have been convicted of minor crimes, such as …

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by Justin Cosgrove

Bahrain has tortured detainees in the years following the country's 2011 protests, despite a government promise to stop such abuses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Sunday. The report is based on testimony offered by 14 people allegedly assaulted by the police while in custody. Those testifying claim they suffered electrical shock treatment, being exposed …

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by Alonso Diaz

Two senior opposition leaders in Bangladesh on Sunday were executed for war crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. One of the men, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, was sentenced for crimes that included murdering Bengali nationalists and pro-liberation intellectuals during his position as second in command of the Eastern Pakistani paramilitary wing of the …

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