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Legal news from Saturday, March 14, 2009
13:03 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) [party website] Saturday were considering offering a compromise deal [Daily Times report] to opposition factions - including members of the lawyers' movement [NYT backgrounder; JURIST news archive] - currently engaged in crippling anti-government [read more]

13:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Chinese government released two democracy activists [HRIC press release] Thursday after serving eight years of their ten-year prison sentences, according to US-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) [advocacy website]. The two activists, Yang Zili and Zhang Yonghai, were sentenced [HRIC report] to prison along with two other activists [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Sri Lankan government [official website; JURIST news archive] Saturday denied allegations [press release] by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile; JURIST news archive] that recent Sri Lankan military action [BBC backgrounder] against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) [group website; JURIST news [read more]

09:03 EDT

[JURIST] The government of Switzerland [official website; JURIST news archive] said Friday it will follow standards [press release] set by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) [official website], adopting a more stringent definition of tax evasion and agreeing to cooperate with other countries in evasion investigations. Unlike many [read more]

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