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Legal news from Wednesday, July 1, 2009
by Andrew Morgan

A Russian law outlawing gambling in most of the country went into effect Wednesday, with authorities shutting down casinos and confiscating gambling machines. The law, passed in 2007, bans gaming in Russia's cities and towns, but designates some remote areas of the country where gambling is still allowed, including Primorye and Siberia. Industry representatives estimated …

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by Andrew Morgan

The lawyer for jailed Zimbabwe opposition cabinet member-designate Roy Bennett said Wednesday that his trial on terrorism charges will begin on October 13. Trust Maanda said that prosecutors have also revised the conditions of Bennett's bail, requiring him to report bi-monthly to police, rather than three times a …

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by Andrew Morgan

Fijian Prime Minister Commodore Josaia Voreqe "Frank" Bainimarama on Wednesday announced plans to establish a new constitution by September 2013. Bainimarama said that the new constitution would be in place at least one year prior to the elections planned for September 2014 to allow the public to become familiar with the document …

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by Andrew Morgan

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Wednesday announced that nine prisoners were transferred Saturday to a detention facility in Benin to serve their sentences. A May 18 order by ICTR President Sir Dennis Byron requested the transfer from the UN Detention Facility at Arusha, Tanzania to Beninese custody. The prisoners, including …

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by Andrew Morgan

The lawyers for terrorism suspect Ahmed Ghailani on Tuesday requested access to secret prisons operated by the Central Intelligence Agency at which their client was held prior to his transfer to Guantanamo Bay. The motion asks Judge Lewis Kaplan of the United States District Court for …

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by Andrew Morgan

The White House on Monday accepted the resignation of impeached federal judge Samuel Kent from his seat on the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In a resignation letter submitted last week, Kent said he would step down by the end of June. Kent recieved a letter …

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by Eszter Bardi

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday upheld  Spain's ban of Basque political groups Batasuna and Herri Batasuna for their alleged ties to Basque separatist group ETA. In Herri Batasuna and Batasuna v. Spain, the ECHR considered the political groups' argument …

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