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Legal news from Tuesday, July 26, 2016
by Alonso Diaz

Kuwait's supreme court upheld the acquittal of Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah on Monday on charges of insulting the public prosecutor and inciting public unrest. Sheikh Ahmad is a powerful member of various international sports organizations, and the acquittal comes at a time when the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee is serving a suspension that could impede Kuwaiti athletes …

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by Alonso Diaz

Amnesty International (AI) on Monday condemned Turkey's decision to issue arrest warrants for 42 journalists following the recent coup attempt. AI's Deputy Director for Europe, Gauri van Gulik, claimed that "by rounding up journalists" the government "is failing to make a distinction between criminal acts and legitimate criticism". AI's latest condemnations come a day after it announced [press …

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