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Legal news from Saturday, July 4, 2009
by Matt Glenn

Hossein Rassam, a chief political analyst working for the British Embassy in Iran, has been charged with "acting against the national security," his lawyer said Saturday. Rassam was one of nine Iranian employees of the British Embassy arrested last month for his role in the riots following the Iranian election. Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, head of Iran's Guardian …

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by Matt Glenn

The African Union (AU) will not cooperate with International Criminal Court (ICC) efforts to extradite Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, the AU announced Friday during an AU summit in Libya. AU members said that by issuing a warrant for al-Bashir's arrest, the ICC jeopardized the peace process …

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by Ximena Marinero

The Honduras Supreme Court has refused a Friday petition by Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza calling for the reinstatement of Manuel Zelaya as the country's head of state. Insulza met with Supreme Court President Jorge Alberto Rivera and three justices from the Constitutional Chamber …

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by Ximena Marinero

A prominent conservative newspaper in Iran urged in an editorial Saturday that opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and former reformist president Mohammad Khatami be tried for crimes against the nation. The piece was written by Kayhnan newspaper's chief editor Hossein Shariatmadari, and …

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