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Legal news from Sunday, June 11, 2017
by Meena Ansari

A Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Sunday awarded Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara Netanyahu, USD $32,500 in a libel case. The Netanyahus filed the suit against Igal Sarna, who alleged in a Facebook post that the prime minister was kicked out of his car by his wife during an argument. Prime Minister …

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by Meena Ansari

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi, was released from prison Friday, according to the Abu Bakr al-Sideeq militia, which was held him for the past five years. Saif, 44, who was the most high-profile of Gaddafi's children, was expected to lead Libya after his father. Saif was released under a "General Amnesty Law" passed by …

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by Jennifer Suder

Brazil's top electoral court, known as the TSE, dismissed a case on Friday against President Michel Temer for alleged illegal campaign funding in the 2014 election when he was the running mate of impeached president Dilma Rousseff. The TSE voted 4-3 to acquit both Temer and Rousseff, which avoided the annulment of their election and the …

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by Jennifer Suder

Switzerland's highest administrative court on Friday ruled to suspend the provisions of the Dublin Convention in relation to Hungary because of humanitarian and legal concerns over conditions. Hungary has continually been sharply criticized for its harsh treatment of refugees. The court stated that the situation in Hungary is too insecure and argued that the State …

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