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Legal news from Sunday, March 11, 2012
15:03 EDT

[JURIST] The City Hall of St. Petersburg in Russia on Sunday announced that the city's governor signed into law a bill that would impose fines against people convicted of promoting homosexuality, including gays or lesbians who are open about their sexuality. Governor Georgy Poltavchenko signed the bill on Wednesday [RFE/RL [read more]

14:03 EDT

[JURIST] The President and Chief Justice of China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) [official website, in Chinese] on Sunday told the National People's Congress (NPC) [official website] that the country must continue to implement legal reform [CCTV report] to combat corruption and foster social and economic growth. In his address to [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] An Egyptian army doctor was acquitted of obscenity by a military tribunal Sunday in relation to alleged forced virginity tests performed on detained protestors during the revolution last spring. The court refused to find that the forced virginity tests occurred [AP report] despite a prior court ruling and allegations [read more]

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