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Legal news from Monday, August 25, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury

Prosecutors in Thailand have asked the nation's Supreme Court to seize over $2 billion from the frozen accounts and holdings of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Pojamarn Shinawatra, who already forfeited nearly $400,000 when they fled to the UK while on bail from corruption charges. Earlier …

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by Abigail Salisbury

Former Pakistani prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) head Nawaz Sharif on Monday followed through with threats to withdraw his party from the coalition government. Sharif had set Friday as the deadline for the PML-N and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to agree on the reinstatement of all of …

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by Deirdre Jurand

Officials from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) said Friday that notes found in the clothes of three Guantanamo detainees who committed suicide in 2006 indicated that they were seeking martyrdom. Military investigations of the suicides began immediately after the two Saudi and one Yemeni men were found in their cells, and the …

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by Joe Shaulis

The Texas Third Court of Appeals has allowed money-laundering indictments to stand against two alleged co-conspirators of former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), rejecting their argument that the state laws used to prosecute them were unconstitutionally vague or overbroad. The Austin-based intermediate appellate court on Friday affirmed a trial court's …

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