Legal news from Monday, September 7, 2009
14:09 EDT

[JURIST] A UK jury found three men guilty of conspiracy to murder [Metropolitan Police press release] after plotting to blow up transatlantic flights using liquid explosives [JURIST news archive]. The three men, Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar, and Tanvid Hussain, were part of a larger plot allegedly organized by British [read more]

13:09 EDT

[JURIST] Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen [official profile] announced Monday that while he hoped no further potential war criminals would be tried in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia [ECCC] [official site], he would continue to support the court financially should international backers drop out. Sen, who has [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] The UK Home Office [official website] has released a top terrorism suspect from a control order [ Guardian backgrounder; JURIST news archive] subjecting him to virtual house arrest because it did not want to reveal secret evidence, according to media reports Monday. Home Secretary Alan Johnson [official profile] sent [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia [UN profile; JURIST news archive] and her son, Tarique Rahman [BBC profile], will face court proceedings [Reuters report] on corruption charges starting in October, officials from the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court said Monday. Zia, the head of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party [read more]

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