June 26, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) on Monday rejected a bail petition from Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedee. Lawyers for Sayeedee asserted that he just had a surgery and needed to be placed on bail in order to recover fully. The prosecutor opposed the ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Jamie Davis
A New York judge on Friday approved a $410 million settlement agreement between hedge fund manager Ezra Merkin and the state of New York in a lawsuit connected with the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. New York state brought suit against Merkin in 2009, accusing him of directing funds into Madoff's ...[read more]
June 23, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Kosovo's parliament approved a penal code with new laws on Friday that require journalists to reveal their sources and make defamation a crime. In response to the new laws, Kosovo's deputy prime minister, Hajredin Kuci, resigned from office because he feels they undermine media freedom. Kosovo's ...[read more]
June 23, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Paraguay's Congress on Friday removed president Fernando Lugo from office after it found him guilty of mishandling armed clashes that took place last week during which 17 police and farmers were killed. The lower house of Congress voted 76-1 on Thursday to impeach Lugo, while the Senate made the ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Jamie Davis
An Illinois man on Monday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Central District of Illinois against Bureau County alleging that prison officials in the county denied him necessary HIV medication during his weeklong incarceration. Plaintiff Arick Buckles alleges in his complaint that ...[read more]
June 12, 2012
by Jamie Davis
New York City on Monday filed a derivative suit in Delaware Chancery Court against Wal-Mart alleging that both officers and board members of the company breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders by improperly handling reports of bribery that occurred in Mexico. The allegations of bribery and ...[read more]
June 10, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked the US District Court for the District of Arizona in a motion on Friday to dismiss the lawsuit pending against him that claims his office discriminated against Latinos and disregarded their constitutional rights. The motion to dismiss the case ...[read more]
June 9, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The International Criminal Court (ICC) said Saturday that four ICC staff members have been detained in Libya since Thursday. They traveled to Libya Wednesday to meet with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Reportedly among the detainees are Melinda Taylor, an ...[read more]
June 9, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Defense lawyers for the alleged architect of the USS Cole bombing, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, on Friday requested that the court allow for worldwide broadcast of the Guantanamo trial, instead of limited broadcast in the Pentagon. Lawyers asked the military court judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, to ...[read more]
June 5, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) on Monday indicted a leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party for alleged human rights atrocities committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War against Pakistan, making him the fifth member to be indicted. Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, the ...[read more]

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