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Legal news from Saturday, February 6, 2016
by Emelina Perez

Turkey must ensure that fewer refugees enter Greece by the time EU leaders meet later this month, European Commissioner Johannes Hahn said Saturday. Hahn stated that a reduction was expected when Turkey agreed to an action plan two months ago and that Turkey has a duty to patrol its western coast and cooperate with Greece. Officials in Turkey …

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by Emelina Perez

The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, on Friday called for an end to conflict in Darfur between the Sudanese government and the Sudan Liberation Army/Abdul Wahid which may have led to human rights abuses and violations of international law. Tens of thousands of civilians have reportedly fled the Jebel …

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by Steven Wildberger

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday sent a letter to Guinea Prime Minister Mamady Youla, urging him to ensure that any government oversight on telecommunications respects individual privacy. On January 6, 2016, the Autorité de Régulation des Postes et Télécommunications (APRT), Guinea's telecommunications regulator, sent a letter to the nation's four major mobile phone …

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by Steven Wildberger

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Thursday released a statement finding that Julian Assange, founder of the controversial website WikiLeaks, has been arbitrarily detained in the UK since 2010. Assange was initially arrested in December of 2010 stemming from rape allegations in Sweden. Assange was placed on house arrest in …

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