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Legal news from Friday, December 28, 2007
by Steve Czajkowski

Agents of former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet, were sentenced Friday for their role in the revenge killings of three political dissidents. Fifteen people were convicted in connection with the killings, which came after an unsuccessful assassination attempt on the dictator in 1986. The prison terms range from five to 18 years with the …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Six French aid workers were flown back to France Friday after they were sentenced to eight years of hard labor by a Chadian court earlier in the week for attempting to kidnap 103 African children. The workers, affiliated with the Zoe's Ark charity, were returned a day after the French Foreign Ministry formally requested [press …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The interim parliament in Nepal voted Friday to end the nearly 240-year-old monarchy and to turn the nation into a republic. The vote supported an agreement reached earlier this week by representatives of Nepal's leading political parties to abolish the country's monarchy as part of a plan to bring members of Communist Party of …

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by Howard Kline

The Taiwan High Court on Friday upheld the acquittal of former Taipei mayor Ma Ying-jeou on graft charges, clearing the way for Ma to run in Taiwan's presidential elections in March 2008. Ma was acquitted earlier this year by a lower court on charges that he diverted …

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by Howard Kline

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has indicated that the agency will comply with congressional requests to produce documents related to the EPA's decision to deny California's request for a waiver that would have allowed it and 16 other states following its lead to impose stricter greenhouse gas emissions standards on cars and light trucks. …

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