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Legal news from Saturday, July 16, 2016
by Ram Eachambadi

According to a judicial source, four men believed to be linked to Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian who killed 84 people as he drove a truck into a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, have been arrested. One of the men was arrested on Thursday, while the three others were arrested overnight on Friday. Lahouaiej-Bouhlel's estranged wife has also …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska voted on Friday to hold a referendum within its territory on September 25 to decide whether to set its Statehood Day on January 9. The date coincides with an Orthodox Christian holiday and is therefore seen to exclude Roman Catholic Croatians and Bosnian Muslims who also …

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by Alonso Diaz

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday reported 265 dead, 1,440 wounded and 2,839 soldiers arrested in the attempted coup on Friday. The coup began when military forces seized key areas of the country and control of state-run television stations. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the followers of exiled Muslim …

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by Alonso Diaz

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday concluded that sound levels approved by the Obama administration violate the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The MMPA prohibits people from harassing, feeding, hunting, capturing, collecting or killing any marine mammal or a part of a marine mammal. The National Marine Fisheries Service …

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by Mark Casper

Former Serbian paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic, also known Daniel Sneddon, has pleaded not guilty to the charges of "war crimes" brought against him. The 61-year old Vasiljkovic will face a court in the port of Split in Croatia later this year. The charges levied against him include the torture and mass murder of Croats, including …

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