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Legal news from Saturday, February 16, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

The adoption of a media charter by the council of Arab information ministers is an attempt to take away what limited broadcast freedom private TV viewers enjoy, according to a statement text by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Saturday. Last week Arab governments adopted a satellite broadcasting charter which prohibits broadcasting material that undermines …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Federal Court of Canada refused a request by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) for warrants allowing it to conduct overseas electronic surveillance on 10 individuals, including 9 Canadians or Canadian immigrants, in a ruling made public Friday. Mr. Justice Edmond Blanchard denied the warrants, saying the court did not …

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by Nick Fiske

Former Khmer Rouge Commander Sam Bith died Friday at the age of 74 after suffering from a history of high blood pressure and diabetes. Bith was serving a life sentence after being convicted by a Cambodian court in 2002 of ordering the kidnapping and execution of three tourists stemming from an attack on a train in southwest Cambodia in …

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by Kiely Lewandowski

Lawyers for Zacarias Moussaoui said their client's guilty plea and life prison sentence should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated, according to court papers released Friday. The 207-page brief filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit asks that Moussaoui's guilty plea be revoked or that Moussaoui be re-sentenced, …

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by Kiely Lewandowski

Pakistani officials on Friday arrested a fifth suspect for his alleged involvement in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Police described the suspect, Abdul Rasheed, as an important member of the conspiracy behind the December 27 attack. The arrest comes three days before parliamentary elections that were postponed after the assassination.Five men …

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by Nick Fiske

A Zambian High Court Magistrate Friday ruled that former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba must stand trial for allegedly stealing money from the country's treasury while in office from 1991-2001. Chiluba and two Zambian businessmen, Faustin Kabwe and Aaron Chungu, face a total of 12 counts of theft of public funds for their involvement in taking $488,000 when …

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