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Legal news from Thursday, May 6, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff

European Union police officers on Thursday arrested a suspected war criminal in Kosovo. Sabit Geci is accused of being a former member of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), which allegedly tortured prisoners at an Albanian prison during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war. The European Union Law and Justice Mission (Eulex) …

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by Andrea Bottorff

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday announced a new proposal that would allow the agency to regulate broadband Internet access despite a recent court ruling striking down a key part of the proposed FCC National Broadband Plan. The new approach classifies broadband transmission as a telecommunications service subject to FCC regulation. …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A federal judge ruled Thursday that former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ghailani must attend the opening of his trial, requiring him to submit to strip searches he claims are traumatic. Judge Lewis Kaplan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) ruled that Ghailani …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Thursday issued an emergency stay blocking the release of nine individuals accused of plotting to overthrow the US government as part of the Hutaree militia. Judge Victoria Roberts of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan had granted bail …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Spanish government on Thursday extradited pilot Julio Alberto Poch to Argentina to face trial for his alleged role in the nation's 1976-83 "Dirty War". Poch was a navy officer at Argentina's Naval Mechanics School, one of the most notorious detention centers of the military dictatorship, and is believed to have …

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by Jay Carmella

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced on Wednesday that the island nation of Seychelles will create a UN-supported center to prosecute suspected pirates. The center will accept and try pirates captured by the European Union Naval Force Somalia (EU NAVFOR) off the coast of Somalia and surrounding areas. This will …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on Wednesday arrested a South Florida man accused of involvement in Guatemala's December 1982 massacre that left more than 250 dead. Authorities claim that Gilberto Jordan illegally concealed his past military service and involvement in the killings on his US immigration forms. Jordan is accused of being one …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

An Indian court on Monday sentenced to death Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunmen to survive the three-day siege of Mumbai in November 2008 that killed 166. Kasab was convicted of murder and waging war against India on Monday for his role in the terrorist attack, which was allegedly …

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