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Legal news from Monday, June 30, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

US Department of Defense prosecutors announced Monday they had filed charges related to the 2000 al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole against Guantanamo Bay detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri, a Saudi national, is charged with terrorism, attempted murder, and providing material support to …

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by Devin Montgomery

The United States should set a concrete deadline for closure of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to a Monday report by an investigator from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCEPA). OSCEPA's special Guantanamo envoy Anne-Marie Lizin said that the major problems …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Monday moved forward with plans for a national referendum on the country's 2006 presidential election. Last week, the Colombian High Court ruled that a legal inquiry should be held into the election after it found that a legislator had been bribed to help push constitutional …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

The Pakistani constitution must be amended in order to reinstate the judges who were ousted last year by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani Law and Justice Minister Farooq H. Naik said Sunday. He said that while the constitution provides for the appointment of judges, it does not speak to the reinstatement of ousted judges. …

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by Andrew Gilmore

Unknown bombers made unsuccessful assassination attempts on the lives of five Iraqi appeals court judges Monday. The five judges - Ali al-Alaq, Suleiman Abdullah, Ghanim Janab, Alaa al-Timimi, and Hassan Fouad - are all members of the al-Rasafa Court of Appeal in eastern Baghdad. While all five were unharmed in the separate attacks, the wife of Ali al-Alaq and family …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

A German man's right to a fair trial was not violated by police torture threats, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Monday. In 2003, Magnus Gaefgen was convicted of kidnapping and killing a six-year-old child after German police threatened Gaefgen with torture to get him to reveal the location of the body. Gaefgen …

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by Devin Montgomery

Thana Tansiri, a lawyer for former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, began serving a six-month prison sentence Monday for his role in an attempt to bribe officials overseeing a corruption case against Thaksin. Thana is one of three lawyers sentenced last week for delivering a paper bag containing $60,000 to …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

Iran's Revolutionary Court sentenced an Iranian electronics salesman to death Monday after convicting him of espionage, according to a state media report. Ali Ashtari, who was arrested last year, was charged with using his sales connections in the military to pass information on Iran's Atomic Energy Organization to Israeli intelligence agents. Israeli officials …

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by Deirdre Jurand

The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM) will not prosecute politician Geert Wilders for his video and printed statements against the Quran and Islam because the statements are not punishable under anti-discrimination laws. Wilders, who is an official with the right-wing People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) [party website, …

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by Andrew Gilmore

Malaysian opposition politician Anwar Ibrahim filed a lawsuit  on Monday against a former aide who had accused him of sodomy on Saturday.  In the lawsuit, Anwar said that the aide's allegations against him were baseless and politically motivated. Also on Monday, Anwar left the Turkish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, where he had …

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by Devin Montgomery

The US House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to Attorney General Michael Mukasey for documents relating to the Valerie Plame leak scandal and other Committee investigations. The Committee specifically requested transcripts of interviews with US President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and five White House aides, all …

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by Deirdre Jurand

International leaders and human rights groups have criticized last Friday's presidential run-off election in Zimbabwe, calling the elections unfair and characterizing the government of newly sworn-in president Robert Mugabe as illegitimate. A committee of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), the legislative branch of the African Union, reported Monday that …

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