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Legal news from Sunday, May 18, 2008
by Devin Montgomery

A Bangladeshi anti-corruption court indicted former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday on charges that she received approximately $440,000 in illegal kickbacks on a power-plant deal while in office between 1996 and 2001. If found guilty of the accusations, made in 2007 by the country's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Hasina could face …

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by Devin Montgomery

The Vietnamese government Saturday deported Nguyen Quoc Quan, a US citizen sentenced for planning to distribute pro-democracy pamphlets in the communist country. He received a six-month jail term Tuesday, but was credited for time he spent awaiting trial. Quan was one of several arrested in November 2007 for planning to give out literature on behalf of US-based …

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by Patrick Porter

Representatives of over 100 governments will meet Monday at the Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions to finalize a treaty banning the use, manufacture, and stockpiling of cluster bombs. Opponents of the ordnance, including some military officers, believe them to be inaccurate weapons designed to spread damage indiscriminately. An estimated 10-40% of …

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by Patrick Porter

An Afghan appeals court heard testimony Sunday from journalism student Sayad Parwaz Kambaksh, who was sentenced to death in January for distributing papers questioning gender roles under Islam. Kambaksh denied the accusations in front of a three-judge panel Sunday, saying they were made by Balkh University professors and students with “private hostilities” against him. …

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