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Legal news from Sunday, May 16, 2010
by Ann Riley

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has offered to accept two detainees held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, discussing his decision during his weekly radio address on Friday. The offer is being described as a humanitarian gesture, but opposition parties have objected the move of the detainees. The Dhivehi …

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by Sarah Miley

Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) announced on Sunday that the partial recount of the March parliamentary elections will not alter seat allocations awarded in accordance with the provisional results. The commission held that the original count showed no signs of fraud or major irregularities, and confirmed the two-seat lead …

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by Ann Riley

A Thai court on Saturday sentenced 27 protesters to six months in prison, according to the chief of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Tarit Pengit. The accused are members of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, also known as red shirts and were arrested …

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