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Legal news from Monday, January 17, 2005
14:01 EDT

[JURIST] In an effort to deter would-be criminals, the Thailand Department of Corrections [official website] will soon be webcasting the lives of inmates via the internet, according to department officials speaking Monday. Webcasts will cover the daily life of inmates, up to but not including executions (under Thai law, currently [read more]

14:01 EDT

[JURIST] A Spanish court Monday indicted eight people suspected of providing material aid and logistical assistance to the September 11th hijackers. The indictment alleges that the suspects provided counterfeit documents and logistical support to terrorist cells in Spain and Germany that were instrumental in the September 11th attacks. Crusading Spanish [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] found two former Bosnian Serb army officers guilty Monday of playing prominent roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre [Wikipedia article; BBC timeline]. Vidoje Blagojevic, former commander of the Bratunac brigade, and Dragan Jokic, the former chief of engineers in [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] Voter registration began Monday for expatriate Iraqis wishing to cast ballots in the upcoming January 30 elections for a new Iraqi national assembly. The expatriate registration drive, part of the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program [official website; official backgrounder] co-ordinated by the International Organization for Migration [official website], is part [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] Speaking to congregants at a church near civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior's hometown of Atlanta on the eve of the national holiday celebrating his birth, the Reverend Jesse Jackson [Rainbow/PUSH Coalition official website] said Sunday that war, poverty, violence and social injustice are diminishing King's legacy. Jackson, [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] Three British soldiers, Corporal Daniel Kenyon and Lieutenant Corporals Darren Larkin and Martin Cooley, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, are expected to plead not guilty Tuesday at a court martial [British Army fact sheet] on charges of assault and indecent assault on Iraqi civilian prisoners. The claims, arising [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Ukraine [official court website in Ukrainian] Monday began hearing a final appeal by defeated candidate and former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych [campaign website in Ukrainian] against the December 26 election presidential re-vote that favored opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. Approximately 20 judges will consider the appeal, [read more]

09:01 EDT

[JURIST] Former Communist Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang [Wikipedia profile] died Monday at age 85, after suffering a series of strokes. Communist Party hardliners put Zhao under house arrest in 1989 for sympathizing with pro-democracy and human rights activists in Tiananmen Square [Wikipedia article]; after martial law was declared, the Tiananmen [read more]

07:01 EDT

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Monday, January 17.Today is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday in the United States. Federal and state courts are closed in observance. The trial of Naser Oric continues Monday at the International Criminal [read more]

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