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13:11 EDT

[JURIST] Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton Aburto [official website, in Spanish] announced on Friday that he will be firing 500 of the city's police officers after they failed a test used to weed out corrupt officers. The city currently has only 1,700 officers, and the 500 who failed the test [AP [read more]

13:11 EDT

[JURIST] Former Ukraine Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko [JURIST news archive] was released [AP report] from a US federal prison on Thursday and, according to a spokeswoman for US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [official website], will go before an immigration judge to determine whether he can stay in the country. [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court [official website] ruled on Thursday that the state of Pennsylvania may continue to display advertisements touting its voter ID law [HB 943 materials] even though the court prevented the law from taking effect [JURIST report] before the November 6 election. Pennsylvania has [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile; JURIST news archive] on Friday called on China [press release] to remedy long-held frustrations in Tibet that have led to recent extreme protest tactics, including self-immolation. Pillay expressed concern that the Chinese government is suppressing Tibetans' freedom of expression [read more]

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