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Legal news from Monday, February 21, 2011
by Erin Bock

Egypt's chief prosecutor on Monday requested that Foreign Ministry officials take steps to freeze any foreign assets belonging to former president Hosni Mubarak and his family.Prosecutor Abdel Magid made the request even though Mubarak submitted a declaration of wealth indicating that he possessed no foreign assets. Mahmud stated that the freeze would apply to …

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by Megan McKee

Indian President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil announced Monday that the government will work to eradicate corruption. In her address to both houses of Parliament to open the budget session, Patil stated that India will take measures to ratify the UN Convention Against Corruption and that it will take other legislative and administrative measures …

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by Ann Riley

The Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday submitted a formal request to Saudi Arabian authorities to extradite ousted former president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali following the filing of additional charges. In addition to charges of money laundering and possession of unlicensed weapons …

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by LaToya Sawyer

Federal prosecutors have dropped a criminal investigation against former Countrywide Financial Corporation executive Angelo Mozilo, concluding that he was not involved in any criminal conduct during his time as director over the company, according to Friday reports. Mozilo is most identified with taking part in the mortgage boom that caused financial devastation to banking institutions and …

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by Ashley Hileman

Former UK Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf warned Monday that a British Bill of Rights, as proposed by various members of the British government, would conflict with the European Convention on Human Rights, which the UK has incorporated into its law. While the government has not stated an intention to withdraw from the European Convention …

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by Zach Zagger

The Bombay High Court on Monday upheld the conviction and death sentence of Pakistani national Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only surviving gunman of the three-day siege of Mumbai that killed 166 in November 2008. The court also upheld the acquittals of two Indian citizens accused as accomplices …

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by Dwyer Arce

The Libyan government is considering adopting a constitution and allowing greater freedoms, Saif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, announced Monday in a televised address following several days of protests. In the address, Saif al-Islam also called for an end to the protests, warning of instability, civil war and thousands of deaths if they are …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

A military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday found Lt Col Kibibi Mutware guilty of involvement in mass rapes that took place on New Year's Day and sentenced him to 20 years imprisonment, dismissing him from the military. The court found that Mutware ordered his troops to …

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