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Legal news from Sunday, June 18, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain

Authorities in Nepal Sunday released two powerful former ministers in the royal direct rule cabinet led by King Gyanendra following an order from the Nepalese Supreme Court. The released former ministers were Kamal Thapa and Tanka Dhakal. While passing the order, Justices Sharada Prasad Pandit and Badri Kumar Basnet said the detention of the former …

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by Brett Murphy

A leading British judge has said that sitting judges are considering breaking tradition by speaking out against recent verbal attacks on the judiciary by government ministers and elements of the press. Judge Keith Cutler, Secretary of the Council of Circuit Judges, observed in a radio interview Sunday that judges felt "that …

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by Brett Murphy

The Boston Globe reported Sunday that the US government has failed to allow Guantanamo Bay detainees access to witnesses even though some of those witnesses were available. The US has told detainees in the past that it was unable to locate witnesses requested by terror suspects, but a Boston Globe reporter was able to locate three …

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by Brett Murphy

A Serbian government official has told AP that war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic was hiding in Serbia until last year, but his current location remains unknown. Rasim Ljajic, Serbia's Minister of Human and Minority Rights and head of a government committee working with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia …

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by Brett Murphy

Governor Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana signed a bill Saturday that could ban most abortions in the state. The bill, which would apply to all abortions except when the life of the mother is threatened, will take effect only if the US Supreme Court overturns the 1973 Roe v. Wade …

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