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Legal news from Sunday, April 17, 2016
by Dominic Yobbi

A Gambian activist on Saturday died while in detention after being detained on Thursday following protesting. Many rights groups are now calling for an inquiry into how Solo Sandeng, the National Organizing Secretary of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), died after sustaining injuries during the protest. Amnesty International (AI) stated that the …

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by Dominic Yobbi

People began protesting in Baghdad this weekend demanding a new government amid the third parliament session cancelled this week as officials discuss political reforms. The session of parliament was cancelled because the chambers could not be secured by forces as tempers flared again. The political turmoil has been the result of a plan by Haider al-Abadi [CNN …

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by Jacqueline Jones

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Friday she will allow a criminal inquiry to proceed against German comedian Jan Boehmermann after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a complaint. The comedian made sexual references to Erdogan on the public television station ZDF two weeks ago and could be prosecuted under a rarely used section of …

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by Jacqueline Jones

The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced the transfer of 9 Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainees to Saudi Arabia on Saturday as they continue their efforts to close the facility. They would have sent the prisoners back to their home country but the instability in Yemen made transfer to Saudi Arabia inevitable. Eight of …

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