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Legal news from Sunday, April 18, 2010
by Dwyer Arce

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. Mohammad Nourizad was sentenced by Judge Pyrbasy, the head of Islamic Revolutionary Court Branch 26 for "distributing propaganda against the establishment of the …

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by Dwyer Arce

A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Sunday convicted 57 members of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on charges relating to their involvement in last year's border guard mutiny. BDR Special Court-3 in the southeast district of Feni sentenced those convicted to jail terms ranging from four months to seven years, …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The German government said Saturday that it is considering taking legal action against Goldman, Sachs & Co. for defrauding investors, according to a report by the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. The announcement comes just a day after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil suit [complaint, PDF; JURIST …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Kyrgyzstan interim government announced Sunday that it will place ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev on trial for killings that took place during the recent uprising earlier this month and for abuse of power while in office. The interim government is also planning to try members of Bakiyev's family and administration on charges that …

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