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Legal news from Saturday, July 15, 2017
by Autumn Callan

The Office of the Inspector General for the US Department of Justice issued a report on Friday criticizing the Bureau of Prison's (BOP) treatment of inmates with mental illnesses. The report singles out a prison in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, having a pending lawsuit against it, alleging that the institution mistreated prisoners and denied adequate …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The Philippines Office of the Ombudsman announced plans to charge former Philippines president Benigno Aquino III on Friday for the botched "anti-terror" raid that led to what is known as the Mamasapano massacre in 2015. The raid left 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos dead as a result of a firefight with the Moro …

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by Akira Tomlinson

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal voided the oaths of office of four opposition lawmakers on Friday and removed them from the legislature. Among the four disqualified lawmakers were 24-year-old Nathan Law, leader of the 2014 "Umbrella movement" protests, veteran activist "Long Hair" Kwok-hung Leung, Siu-lai Lau, and Edward Yiu. The reasons behind Judge Thomas …

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