Legal news from Saturday, January 8, 2005
13:01 EDT

[JURIST] Palestinian leaders called on Israeli authorities Saturday to ease travel restrictions as promised on the eve of Sunday's upcoming Palestinian elections to pick a successor to late president Yasser Arafat. Israel said it would keep its troops out of West Bank towns and would lift some roadblocks, but that [read more]

12:01 EDT

[JURIST] Ten former directors of Enron have agreed to pay $168 million to settle a lawsuit by shareholders, according to lead plaintiff University of California. The settlement, announced Friday, involves an out-of-pocket payment by the former directors of $13 million, with the rest being provided by insurance. The lawsuit had [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] US-led forces have detained a top figure in the Muslim militant network in Iraq and an ally of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the US military said in a statement Saturday. The man arrested, Abdul Aziz Sa'dun Ahmed Hamduni, also known as Abu Ahmed, admitted coordinating and conducting "terrorist operations" in [read more]

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[JURIST] A judge in Chile accused former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on Friday of having false passports just days after he was placed under house arrest for human rights charges. Special judge Sergio Munoz made the accusation in a court filing but did not say how Pinochet obtained the passports [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] Afghan authorities have arrested an Afghan supreme court judge in connection with an August car bomb attack that killed ten people, including three Americans, outside a US security firm in Kabul. Judge Naqibullah, who like many Afghans goes by one name, was arrested after two men accused of organizing [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] Army sergeant Tracy Perkins was convicted of assault and battery and obstruction of justice Friday for his role in forcing two men into the Tigris river for violating curfew in January 2004. Acquitted of involuntary manslaughter, he still faces up to 11 1/2 years in prison. Both sides agree [read more]

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