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Legal news from Saturday, August 28, 2010
16:08 EDT

[JURIST] Somali citizen Jama Idle Ibrahim pleaded guilty [press release] Friday to several charges in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] for his role in the April attack on the USS Ashland in the Gulf of Aden. Ibrahim, originally charged with piracy [JURIST news [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen filed suit [complaint, PDF] Friday against Apple, eBay, Google [corporate websites] and eight other corporations in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington [official website], claiming the infringement of four patents related to website navigation and electronic information presentation. According to the [read more]

13:08 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday reported Kenya [decision, PDF] to the UN Security Council and the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute over Friday's visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [case materials; JURIST news archive]. Al-Bashir was in Kenya, an ICC member state, [read more]

12:08 EDT

[JURIST] A court in Madagascar [JURIST news archive] on Saturday sentenced former president Marc Ravalomanana [BBC profile] to life in prison with hard labor for ordering the killing of opposition protesters in February 2009. Ravalomanana, who has been living in South Africa since his ouster in March of last year, [read more]

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