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Legal news from Sunday, August 30, 2009
14:08 EDT

[JURIST] Former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert [official profile; JURIST news archive] was indicted on three charges of corruption and fraud on Sunday after a lengthy period of accusations following his resignation from government a year ago. He is the first Israeli head of government to be indicted for alleged [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] Iranian judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani [profile] has removed controversial Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi [JURIST news archive] from office, according to state media reports Saturday. The reason for the dismissal is as yet unclear. Mortazavi was appointed as prosecutor general in 2003 [NYT report] and has been derisively [read more]

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