Legal news from Sunday, January 3, 2010
11:01 EDT

[JURIST] Incumbent Afghan Minister of Justice Sarwar Danish [official profile] was among 17 cabinet nominees who were rejected [RFE report] on Saturday by the Wolesi Jirga [official website], Afghanistan's lower house of parliament. Danish, who has served as Minister of Justice since 2004, is one of 11 current cabinet members [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Peruvian Supreme Court has upheld [decision, in Spanish] a 25-year sentence given to former president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] after his conviction on charges of ordering assassinations and kidnappings during his 1990-2000 presidency. The First Transitory Criminal Chamber last week unanimously ratified [El Comercio report, [read more]

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