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Legal news from Friday, November 27, 2015
by Emelina Perez

Refugees who were released from a detention center in Ankara, Turkey still face deportation, despite the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) approving an application to indefinitely prevent their deportation back to Syria, Amnesty International (AI) reported Friday. The three refugees were detained in Turkey in September after allegedly participating in demonstrations and attempting …

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by Emelina Perez

Algeria's former counter-terrorism chief Abdelkader Ait-Ouarabi, also known as General Hassan, was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for allegedly breaching orders and destroying documents. In 2013 he was forced to retire by a military judge, a move thought by many to be an attempt by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to control the intelligence services in the country. Hassan …

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by Miracle Jones

Beijing's Third Intermediate People's Court on Friday released journalist Gao Yu on medical parole after the Higher People's Court upheld her conviction for leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website. Though she did receive medical parole as a result of her health, the courts have refused to overturn her conviction which means she may …

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