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

The possibility that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will face impeachment increased Saturday as a spokesman for the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the main ruling party in the country, said it will not protect him from criminal charges if he does not announce he will step down. AP quoted Pakistan foreign minister and …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre and eleven other rebel commanders were sentenced to death Friday in a Chadian court for crimes against the state after a mass trial in which dozens were tried. Habre is currently living in Senegal where he is to be eventually tried on charges for murder and torture. …

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by Deirdre Jurand

Chinese media reported Friday that the Shanghai Municipal First Intermediate People's Court sentenced a former city official to death after being convicted of multiple corruption charges on Thursday, though the sentence will not be imposed for another two years. Former deputy director of the Shanghai Housing, Land and Resources Administration Bureau Yin …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic presented a formal request to the UN General Assembly Friday seeking a determination by the International Court of Justice on the legality of Kosovo's February declaration of independence from Serbia. Jeremic sought to have the anticipated request included on …

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