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Legal news from Sunday, June 4, 2017
by Meena Ansari

Hector Trujillo, a Guatemalan judge who served as general secretary for Guatemala's soccer federation, pled guilty Friday to fraud and conspiracy in the FIFA scandal. Judge Trujillo entered the plea before US District Judge Pamela Chen in the Eastern District of New York. Trujillo has agreed to pay back $175,000 that …

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by Meena Ansari

Israel has occupied the West Bank through human rights abuses for the past fifty-years, stated Human Rights Watch (HRW)(advocacy website) Sunday. According to HRW, Israel has violated international humanitarian law during the occupation through "unlawful killings; forced displacement; abusive detention; the closure of the Gaza Strip and other unjustified restrictions on movement; and the development of settlements, along …

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by Rachel Gerber

The United Nations Security Council decided on Friday to expand existing sanctions placed on Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and applied those sanctions to 14 individuals and four organizations. The expansion of resolution 1718 (2006) will impose an asset freeze and travel ban on those that new resolution 2356 (2017) names …

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by Rachel Gerber

President Donald Trump made a series of tweets on Saturday to profess the need for his travel ban stemming from the London attack. Trump also phoned British Prime Minister Theresa May to offer condolences and give support if Britain would need it, according to a White House statement. Currently …

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