Legal news from Sunday, June 17, 2007
20:06 EDT

[JURIST] Thousands of Pakistanis cheered in support of suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry [profile] as he arrived in Faisalabad Sunday, completing a two-day procession from Islamabad. Speaking to the crowd, Chaudhry once again called for a more independent judiciary. He said: "The organs of the state cannot function properly [read more]

19:06 EDT

[JURIST] Montenegro authorities Sunday arrested Vlastimir Djordjevic [ICTY case backgrounder, PDF], a former Serbian police general, for the murder and persecution of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo [JURIST news archive] in 1999. According to Djordjevic's indictment, he and six other high-ranking Serb officials are accused of the forced deportation of 800,000 [read more]

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