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Legal news from Sunday, November 1, 2009
by Amelia Mathias

Eight men judged guilty of war crimes by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) were transferred to Rwanda Saturday to serve out prison sentences. Because Sierra Leone has no adequate prison facilities, an agreement with Rwanda was reached to allow them to complete their sentences at Mpanga prison. Three of the men, leaders of …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Six Chinese Uighur Guantanamo Bay detainees were transferred to the Republic of Palau Saturday, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The six men, Ahmad Tourson, Abdul Ghappar Abdul Rahman, Edham Mamet, Anwar Hassan, Dawut Abdurehim and Adel Noori, were relocated to a home in the middle of Koror, …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will stand trial for corruption charges on November 27, according to court officials Saturday. The trial date follows a decision by the Italian Constitutional Court earlier this month, which struck down a 2008 law granting immunity from …

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