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Legal news from Sunday, March 22, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

A Bangladesh court on Sunday sentenced seven members of the banned Islamic Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) group to life in prison for their roles in two 2005 bombings in the country. The men, Torikul Islam, Shafiullah Tarek Kalam, Abu Isa, Hasan Ali Ekhwan, Jahangir Alam Abidur, Arif, and Sheikh Enamul Haq Moni, who was tried in absentia, …

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by Devin Montgomery

Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry on Sunday resumed his former position as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Chaudhry was removed from the post by then-president Pervez Musharraf following Musharraf's November 2007 declaration of emergency law. Chaudhry began his new term by establishing several judicial panels for the court, …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Lawyers for five Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay on Friday moved to have Defense Secretary Robert Gates held in contempt after failing to have them freed or transferred. The motions refer to a June 2008 order from the US …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Authorities in North Korea have detained two American journalists who allegedly crossed into the country from China, official news agency KCNA confirmed Saturday. Laura Ling and Euna Lee were reporting on North Korean refugees in China for Current TV when they allegedly crossed the border on Tuesday. US …

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