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Legal news from Sunday, August 30, 2009
by Amelia Mathias

Former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert 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 crimes. The three charges all involve some …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Iranian judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani has removed controversial Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi 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 and has been derisively called the "butcher of the press" and …

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