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Legal news from Sunday, April 18, 2010
15:04 EDT

[JURIST] A prominent Iranian journalist and filmmaker was sentenced on Sunday to three-and-a-half years in prison and 50 lashes for his activities after the disputed 2009 presidential elections [JURIST news archive]. Mohammad Nourizad was sentenced [Kaleme report, in Persian] by Judge Pyrbasy, the head of Islamic Revolutionary Court Branch 26 [read more]

12:04 EDT

[JURIST] A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Sunday convicted 57 members of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) [official website] on charges relating to their involvement in last year's border guard mutiny [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. BDR Special Court-3 in the southeast district of Feni sentenced [Daily Star report] those convicted [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] The German government said Saturday that it is considering taking legal action against Goldman, Sachs & Co. [corporate website] for defrauding investors, according to a report [text, in German] by the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. The announcement comes just a day after the US Securities and Exchange Commission [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] The Kyrgyzstan interim government announced Sunday that it will place ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev [BBC profile] on trial for killings that took place during the recent uprising [JURIST report] earlier this month and for abuse of power while in office. The interim government is also planning to try [VOA [read more]

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