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15:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry [official website, in Spanish] on Thursday defended its handling [press release, in Spanish] of the extradition of former interior minister Carlos Vielmann. A Spanish judge ordered Vielmann's release [JURIST report] Tuesday after Guatemalan authorities failed to request his extradition to face charges before the International [read more]

14:11 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Wednesday urged the US [press release] to become a state party to the Mine Ban Treaty [text], repeating a plea made in March [JURIST report]. The call was prompted by the release of "Landmine Monitor 2010" [materials], an annual report detailing the [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] A jury for the 331st Criminal District Court [official website] of Texas found former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) [JURIST news archive] 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 [read more]

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