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11:05 EDT

[JURIST] Eight ethnic Albanians were arrested [press release] on Friday, five on charges of war crimes committed during the conflicts in southern Serbia in 2001. Interior Minister Iva Dacic assured the public, at a press conference [B92 report], that the arrests were not politically motivated even though some of those [read more]

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[JURIST] Russia must reform its laws and practices in order to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of disabled persons in the country, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] official said [news release] Friday. President Dmitry Medvedev [official website] signed [press release] a federal law ratifying the UN Convention on [read more]

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[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Peaceful Assembly and Association [official profile] Maina Kiai said [press release] on Friday that Algeria [BBC backgrounder] should use its upcoming legislative elections to address concerns about inadequate freedoms of expression and association. Kiai expressed concern over a law, which passed [read more]

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