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Legal news from Sunday, February 15, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer general Roy Bennett has been indicted on terrorism and other charges, a lawyer for Bennett said Sunday. Bennett, who was scheduled to be sworn in as deputy agriculture minister in the country's new coalition government last week, is accused of funding the purchase of fire arms and …

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by Devin Montgomery

Venezuelans began voting Sunday on a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate presidential term limits in the country. The amendment, which would allow President Hugo Chavez to seek re-election in 2012, was passed by the Venezuelan National Assembly last month, but must pass the referendum …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Saturday maintained that the government was determined to form a local tribunal to address the December 2007 post-election violence, despite a defeat in the Kenyan Parliament last week. Odinga said he had discussed the situation with mediator Koffi Annan and remained …

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by Lucas Tanglen

The first trial in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is in danger of being tainted by the body's failure to meet international fair trial standards, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Saturday. The ECCC will begin its prosecution of former Khmer Rouge leaders with …

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