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Legal news from Saturday, February 21, 2009
17:02 EDT

[JURIST] The trial of former Suriname [JURIST news archive] dictator Desi Bouterse [backgrounder] resumed Friday with testimony by a former prison warden that he brought a leader of a 1982 military coup to an army barracks for execution. The testimony [AFP report] of the former warden of Suriname's Santo Boma [read more]

16:02 EDT

[JURIST] A report prepared for the Pentagon by US Navy Admiral Patrick Walsh [official profile] has concluded that the Guantanamo Bay detention center [JURIST news archive] meets the requirements of the Geneva Conventions [ICRC materials], according to Friday statements from US officials who have reviewed the document. The report, which [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] A three judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday unanimously upheld [opinion text, PDF] a US District Court ruling [opinion, PDF; JURIST report] that a California law [text, PDF] banning sales of video games to minors is unconstitutional because it [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the Khamovnichesky District Court in Moscow on Thursday ordered former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky [defense website; JURIST news archive] to be transferred to the Russian capital to face new charges [JURIST report] including embezzlement and theft, according to court officials. Both Khodorkovsky and his former [read more]

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