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Legal news from Sunday, November 9, 2008
15:11 EDT

[JURIST] UN Peacekeeping Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (MUNOC) [official website] head Alan Doss [appointment release] on Saturday condemned [UN News Centre report] recent killings of civilians by militias in the country as war crimes. Doss made the statement after MUNOC announced [press release] that it had received [read more]

15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Thousands of demonstrators in San Diego and Los Angeles on Saturday protested [Union-Tribune report] the passage [unofficial results; JURIST report] of Proposition 8 [text and materials], an amendment to the California constitution [text] making same-sex marriages illegal in the state. The proposition, approved by about 52 percent of California [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] The British government has revoked the visa of former Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], and his wife Pojamarn Shinawatra according to media reports Saturday. The couple had been residing in Britain prior to Thaksin's conviction [JURIST report] last month on corruption charges [JURIST report] [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Indonesian attorney general's office Sunday confirmed that three men convicted for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings [BBC backgrounder] which killed 202 people were executed by firing squad just after midnight Saturday local time. The executions were carried out after the Indonesian Supreme Court rejected [JURIST report] last-minute appeals [read more]

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