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Legal news from Saturday, April 16, 2016
by Emelina Perez

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, told the UN Security Council on Friday that Yemen is at a "critical crossroads" as peace talks between the government and the Houthis are scheduled to begin this Monday. Ould Cheikh Ahmed says he hopes the talks will lead to an agreement and an …

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by Emelina Perez

Several aid organizations urged EU leaders on Thursday to stop deportations of migrants from Greece to Turkey and to stop detaining asylum seekers. Oxfam, Norwegian Refugee Council and Solidarity Now took part in the joint letter. The deportations are part of a deal struck last month between Turkey and EU leaders in which all migrants crossing …

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by Steven Wildberger

Guatemalan Attorney General Thelma Aldana on Friday accused former Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina of accepting part of a $25 million bribe while in office. Pérez Molina, who is already awaiting trial on conspiracy charges filed after he was forced out of office in 2015, stands accused of accepting a bribe in exchange …

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by Steven Wildberger

The United Nations Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) attempt to fire a ballistic missile in clear violation of UN resolutions. Referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Security Council renewed its commitment to "continue to closely monitor the situation and take further …

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