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Legal news from Sunday, December 18, 2016
by Jonathan Niznansky

An Israeli parole board ruled Sunday that former president Moshe Katsav will be released after serving five years of his seven-year sentence for rape. After failing earlier this year to gain release, Katsav is to be released next week. Over the term of his imprisonment, Katsav was subject to fewer restrictions, including several day-long …

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by Elizabeth Lowman

An Iraqi militia, backed by the government, executed four men suspected of having ties to the Islamic State (IS), Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Sunday. Because the men were never tried, HRW claims their executions constitute war crimes. The human rights organization said that although the executions took place in November, the Iraqi government …

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