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Legal news from Saturday, February 21, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

The trial of former Suriname dictator Desi Bouterse 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 of the former warden of Suriname's Santo Boma prison, a former military officer under Bouterse, came during the …

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by Andrew Gilmore

A report prepared for the Pentagon by US Navy Admiral Patrick Walsh has concluded that the Guantanamo Bay detention center meets the requirements of the Geneva Conventions, according to Friday statements from US officials who have reviewed the document. The report, which has not been released, was prepared by the Pentagon in …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A three judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday unanimously upheld a US District Court ruling that a California law banning sales of video games to minors is unconstitutional because it is a violation of First Amendment free speech rights. In …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A judge for the Khamovnichesky District Court in Moscow on Thursday ordered former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky to be transferred to the Russian capital to face new charges including embezzlement and theft, according to court officials. Both Khodorkovsky and his former partner Platon Lebedev are to be transferred from …

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