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Legal news from Friday, April 28, 2017
by Lawrenz Fares

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday granted a request from the Trump administration to stay ligation concerning an Obama administration air pollution regulation. The rule in question, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS), has been in place for numerous years and has many coal-fired power plants have …

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by Lawrenz Fares

The Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Senegal upheld the life sentence of Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Habre was sentenced to life in prison for rape, various war crimes, and torture last year, however, his counsel appealed, believing that his …

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by William Theisen

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified a law Thursday that will allow him to appoint head judges in the country's highest courts. The amended law, which was ratified when it was published in the official gazette, allows el-Sisi to chose one of three potential judges nominated by each court to be the head of that …

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by William Theisen

The Second Intermediate People's Court in Tianjin on Friday gave human rights lawyer Li Heping a three-year suspended sentence for subversion. He has been in jail since being detained in the summer of 2015. Heping represented many high-profile defendants including practitioners of the banned religion Falun Gong. His subversion conviction stemmed from a charge …

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