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Legal news from Monday, July 20, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Supreme Court of India refused Monday to suspend a lower court decision declaring India's anti-sodomy law unconstitutional while it hears an appeal. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court accepted a petition challenging the decision by the Delhi High Court, which found that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code [text, …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Criminal Chamber of Peru's Supreme Court on Monday convicted former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori on corruption charges and sentenced him to seven-and-a-half years in prison. Fujimori was accused of paying former Peruvian Intelligence Director Vladimiro Montesino $15 million to resign in 2000 in the midst of the scandal that ultimately resulted …

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by Devin Montgomery

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday ordered the suppression of all out-of-court statements made by Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Jawad that may have been elicited through torture. Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) chose not to oppose [response, PDF; JURIST …

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by Devin Montgomery

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday convicted Bosnian Serb cousins Milan Lukic and Sredoje Lukic of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their actions as part of a paramilitary unit during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war. The men were found guilty of the murder, extermination, …

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by Abigail Salisbury

Mumbai terror attack suspect Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab interrupted his trial in India Monday to confess and plead guilty to 86 charges stemming from his participation in last November's killings. Kasab, the only captured gunman from the attacks, told the court that he and several others traveled from their native Pakistan to India to …

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by Devin Montgomery

A Turkish court on Monday began the trial of two former generals and 54 others suspected of planning to overthrow the country's ruling Justice Development Party (AKP). Sener Eruygur, Hursit Tolon, and their co-defendants are accused of belonging to the country's secular Ergenekon group, which is suspected of …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A US military study has recommended a complete overhaul of both the US-run and Afghan-run prisons in Afghanistan, the New York Times reported Sunday. After prison conditions continued to deteriorate, and a January report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan found widespread arbitrary detentions, Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Stone, former deputy commanding general for …

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