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Legal news from Monday, January 18, 2010
by Steve Dotterer

A judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Monday sentenced two men previously convicted in connection with the failed "Toronto 18" terrorist plot. Alleged plot leader Zakaria Amara was sentenced to life in prison, while Saad Gaya was sentenced to a 12-year prison term. Amara and Gaya were two of 18 …

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by Dwyer Arce

A Spanish foreign ministry official confirmed Monday that Spain will be accepting two detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. One of the detainees is said to be of Yemeni origin, while the nationality of the other was not released. Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said last week that …

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by Steve Dotterer

Arguments began Monday before Myanmar's Supreme Court in the latest appeal by Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi's appeal contests an 18-month extension to her house arrest that was imposed by a lower court in August. Suu Kyi's lawyer, Nyan Win, has stated that the extension to Suu Kyi's …

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by Dwyer Arce

Local police struggled to maintain law and order in Haiti while awaiting the deployment of more US troops on Monday, as looting and vigilantism rose among increasingly desperate and frustrated survivors of the earthquake that struck the country last week. The troops arriving Monday are part of a 5,700-strong US contingent expected to arrive by the end …

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