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Legal news from Saturday, March 14, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Saturday were considering offering a compromise deal to opposition factions - including members of the lawyers' movement - currently engaged in crippling anti-government protests and a "long march" on Islamabad, according …

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by Andrew Gilmore

The Chinese government released two democracy activists Thursday after serving eight years of their ten-year prison sentences, according to US-based Human Rights in China (HRIC). The two activists, Yang Zili and Zhang Yonghai, were sentenced to prison along with two other activists in 2003 for "subversion of state power" …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Sri Lankan government Saturday denied allegations by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay that recent Sri Lankan military action against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has caused some 2,800 civilian deaths and may constitute …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The government of Switzerland said Friday it will follow standards set by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), adopting a more stringent definition of tax evasion and agreeing to cooperate with other countries in evasion investigations. Unlike many other countries, Switzerland differentiates between tax fraud and tax evasion …

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