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Legal news from Sunday, March 20, 2016
by Steven Wildberger

Salem al-Muslet, leader of the main faction opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, on Saturday said that Assad and various security officials must leave office for his faction to agree to a transitional government. The High Negotiations Committee (HNC) is the largest opponent to Assad's rule in Syria, and would, according to Muslet, only agree to retain …

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by Steven Wildberger

Canadian indigenous people, including Inuits of Nunavut and the Chippewa, were granted an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada earlier this month, challenging the use of seismic testing to find natural gas under the Davis Strait and Baffin Bay. Lead by Jerry Natanine, the former mayor of Clyde River in Nunavut, the Canadian natives contend …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, on Sunday, stated that she will take legal action against the senator who accused her of corruption charges. Rousseff stated that she would sue Senator Delcidio Amaral for his defamatory statements made against her. Amaral worked out a plea deal with the prosecutor over his involvement in the Petrobras …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Elections are being held in several African countries on Sunday, a day many people have called "Super Sunday." Citizens in Benin, Cape Verde, Congo, Niger, and Zanzibar are voting for President, while voters in Senegal are voting to reform Presidential term limits. In Niger, the country is holding a Presidential run-off election [Al-Jazeera Report] to …

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