Legal news from Thursday, May 6, 2010
15:05 EDT

[JURIST] 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) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive], which allegedly tortured prisoners at an Albanian prison during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war [BBC backgrounder; JURIST [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] Thursday announced a new proposal that would allow the agency to regulate broadband Internet access despite a recent court ruling striking down [JURIST report] a key part of the proposed FCC National Broadband Plan [official website; materials]. The new approach classifies broadband [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge ruled Thursday that former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Ahmed Ghailani [GlobalSecurity profile; JURIST news archive] 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 [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] 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 [website; CNN backgrounder]. Judge Victoria Roberts of the US District Court for [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] 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" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Poch was a navy officer at Argentina's Naval Mechanics School [backgrounder, in Spanish], one of the most notorious detention [read more]

11:05 EDT

[JURIST] The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) [office website] announced [press release] 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) [official website] [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) [official website] agents on Wednesday arrested [press release] 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 [read more]

08:05 EDT

[JURIST] An Indian court on Monday sentenced to death Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab [NDTV profile], the lone gunmen to survive the three-day siege of Mumbai [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in November 2008 that killed 166. Kasab was convicted [JURIST report] of murder and waging war against India on Monday [read more]

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