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Legal news from Saturday, July 21, 2007
by Michael Sung

Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry resumed his duties on the Supreme Court of Pakistan Saturday, a day after the high court reinstated Chaudhry and dismissed all charges of misconduct alleged by President Pervez Musharraf. A presidential spokesperson told state media that Musharraf respected the judicial verdict, and reiterated Musharraf's …

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by Michael Sung

The US District Court of the Western District of Virgina on Friday sentenced three former executives of the Purdue Frederick Company, manufacturer of painkiller OxyContin, to three years of probation and 400 hours of community service in drug treatment programs. The three executives, including former president Michael Friedman, former chief in house counsel Howard R. …

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by Michael Sung

Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri said Saturday that the government in Gaza Strip is replacing Palestinian Authority courts with a judicial panel consisting of an Islamic legal scholar, a military court lawyer, and a prison warden. Abu Zuhri said that the panel would not impose Islamic law, but will be able to apply it if all parties consent to …

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by Michael Sung

French authorities arrested five suspects accused of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda genocide Friday, including Rwandan Catholic priest Wenceslas Munyeshyaka and former civil servant Laurent Bucyibaruta, who may be extradited to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Tanzania. Munyeshyaka is accused of repeatedly participating in the selection of Tutsi that were …

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