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Legal news from Wednesday, August 5, 2009
by Andrew Morgan

Authorities in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on Tuesday announced charges of murder, intentional injury, arson, and robbery against 83 people accused of participating in violent demonstrations in the capital city of Urumqi in early July. Xinjiang Prosecutor Utiku'er Abudrehman said that 718 people, both Han Chinese and ethnic minority Uighur, are currently detained in …

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by Christian Ehret

War crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic on Wednesday sued the Serbian government for allegedly kidnapping him prior to announcing his arrest last year. The former Bosnian Serb leader claims that Serbian authorities officially reported his arrest three days after he was actually detained, delaying his appearance before a judge. Karadzic's capture …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A Turkish court on Wednesday accepted an indictment against 52 individuals accused of planning to overthrow the country's ruling Justice Development Party (AKP). The individuals are accused of belonging to the country's secular Ergenekon group, which is suspected of involvement in bombings, political assassination plots, and …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian filed suit Wednesday against the three judges hearing his corruption case, accusing them of illegally prolonging his detention. Chen, who was indicted in December, faces possible life in prison on charges of embezzlement, receiving bribes, forgery, and money laundering. He has staged three hunger strikes in protest …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed fraud charges Tuesday against General Electric Co. (GE), resulting in GE agreeing to pay a $50 million settlement. The SEC accused GE of misleading investors in 2003 and 2003 by reporting false and misleading information in its financial statements. GE accounting executives allegedly …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Moscow Military District Court on Wednesday began the retrial of three men acquitted of involvement in the 2006 shooting death of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. The Russian Supreme Court ordered the retrial of Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, Dzhabrail Makhmudov, and Ibragim Makhmudov in June after prosecutors argued the …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A special panel of federal judges on Tuesday ordered California to reduce its prison population by nearly 43,000 inmates, finding that the prisons are overcrowded. Two inmates had brought a challenge against the state's prison system, alleging that the overcrowding had resulted in a failure to provide adequate physical and …

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by Brian Jackson

The US Senate on Tuesday began debate on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court. While it is believed that Sotomayor will be confirmed to replace retiring Justice David Souter, Senate Republicans renewed their objections to Sotomayor prior to …

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