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Legal news from Thursday, November 25, 2010
by Dwyer Arce

The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry on Thursday defended its handling of the extradition of former interior minister Carlos Vielmann. A Spanish judge ordered Vielmann's release Tuesday after Guatemalan authorities failed to request his extradition to face charges before the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). …

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by Julia Zebley

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged the US to become a state party to the Mine Ban Treaty, repeating a plea made in March. The call was prompted by the release of "Landmine Monitor 2010", an annual report detailing the treaty's progress released by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines …

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by John Paul Putney

A jury for the 331st Criminal District Court of Texas found former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) guilty of money laundering and conspiracy Wednesday, after deliberating for 19 hours. The charges stemmed from $190,000 donated by corporate interests to DeLay's political action committee (PAC) during the 2002 midterm election, which was allegedly …

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