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Legal news from Wednesday, December 31, 2008
by Devin Montgomery

Judge Richard Leon for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday ruled that the US government could continue to hold Guantanamo Bay detainees Hisham Sliti and Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi. Both men had filed habeas corpus petitions challenging their detention, but Leon found that the …

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by Devin Montgomery

A Zimbabwe magistrate ruled Wednesday that Zimbabwe Peace Project leader Jestina Mukoko and several others would have to remain in jail until their hearings before the Zimbabwe Supreme Court. Mukoko and the other activists were charged last week with recruiting or attempting to recruit people to undergo military training to overthrow the government of …

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by Devin Montgomery

Judge Henry Kennedy for the US District Court for the District of Columbia  on Wednesday ruled in favor of three former US soldiers suing North Korea for alleged mistreatment they suffered after the country seized their ship in 1968. According to the ruling, William Massie, Donald McClarren, Dunnie Tuck and other …

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by Devin Montgomery

Chinese diary company chairwoman Tian Wenhua on Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges that she allowed her company to sell milk contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine even after she knew of the contamination, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. Tian and three other executives of Shijiazhuang Sanlu Group, Wang Yuliang, …

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