Legal news from Monday, January 18, 2010
14:01 EDT

[JURIST] A judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice [court website] Monday sentenced two men previously convicted in connection with the failed "Toronto 18" [Toronto Star backgrounder] terrorist plot. Alleged plot leader Zakaria Amara was sentenced to life in prison, while Saad Gaya [JURIST commentary] was sentenced to a [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] A Spanish foreign ministry official confirmed Monday that Spain will be accepting two detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. One of the detainees is said to be [AP report] of Yemeni origin, while the nationality of the other was not released. Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel [read more]

12:01 EDT

[JURIST] Arguments began Monday before Myanmar's Supreme Court in the latest appeal by Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Suu Kyi's appeal contests an 18-month extension to her house arrest [JURIST report] that was imposed by a lower court in August. Suu Kyi's lawyer, [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] 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 [read more]

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