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Legal news from Sunday, September 2, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts

The US ambassador to Norway has told Norwegian Justice Minister Knut Storberget that the circulated draft of Norway's new anti-terrorism law is too lenient, Oslo newspaper Aftenposten reported Sunday. Ambassador Benson K. Whitney expressed particular concern about the fact that membership of a terrorist organization was not by itself an offense; as it stands, the …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed has been charged with another count of corruption relating to a bribe supposedly taken from a Bangladesh power company, Bangladesh police announced Sunday. Hasina is accused by Bangladesh's anti-corruption commission of taking 30 million taka (435,000 dollars) in 1997 and using the funds to …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced changes to Palestinian election law Sunday which could reduce the political power of Hamas, the rival to Abbas's Fatah party that scored major victories in last year's parliamentary elections and led a new Palestinian cabinet before that was dismissed by Abbas earlier this summer. The …

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