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Legal news from Monday, October 25, 2010
by Matt Glenn

Digital security company Gemalto announced Monday that it has filed a lawsuit against HTC, Samsung Electronics, Motorola and Google, as well as some of those companies' US subsidiaries, based on the use and sale of the Android operating system and the Dalvik Virtual Machine, which Gemalto claims infringe on …

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by John Paul Putney

The Ontario Superior Court on Monday sentenced Fahim Ahmad, the leader of the Toronto 18, to 16 years in prison for his role in the terrorist organization. During the trial, the court heard evidence that Ahmad arranged training camps, produced propaganda videos and helped acquire weapons. Ahmad's sentence was …

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by Ashley Hileman

Suspects detained under Morocco's counterterrorism law routinely face serious human rights violations, including illegal detention and torture, according to a report issued Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The 56-page report was created following interviews with seven men detained pursuant to the counterterrorism law. The stories document a pattern of abuse in which suspected terrorists …

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by Eryn Correa

Former Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr on Monday pleaded guilty to all five charges against him, including conspiracy, murder and aiding the enemy. Under the terms of the agreement, Khadr will serve up to eight more years in prison in addition to the eight he has …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Saturday for the Iraqi and US governments to launch an investigation and prosecute those responsible for alleged detainee abuse after thousands of previously classified documents detailing torture by US and Iraqi forces were posted on WikiLeaks. The group said the leaked reports detail the US military's …

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