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Legal news from Monday, September 1, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts

A lawyer for imprisoned Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky said Monday that the founder of the now-defunct Yukos oil company has appealed a Siberian court's rejection late last month of his request for parole. RIA Novosti quoted Khorkovsky lawyer Semyon Rozenberg as saying that "The documents have been sent to the district …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

A New Zealand judge serving on the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia warned colleagues and prosecutors Monday that its upcoming genocide trials "are so important for the people of Cambodia must not be tainted by corruption." Silvia Cartwright, a former New Zealand Governor-General, was speaking at the opening of a 5-day meeting …

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