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Legal news from Friday, December 23, 2011
by Dan Taglioli

A US military court heard closing arguments Thursday at the pre-trial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning, which will determine whether he will face a court martial for his alleged role in the largest intelligence leak in US history. Manning, who served as an Army intelligence analyst in Iraq, faces 22 criminal charges and possible …

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by Dan Taglioli

A Chinese court Friday sentenced human rights advocate Chen Wei to nine years in prison, the toughest ruling issued this year in the ongoing government crackdown on dissidents, rights activists and protest organizers. Chen, 42, was sentenced after a two hour hearing in which he pleaded not guilty to inciting subversion of state power. He was charged …

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by Sarah Posner

A federal judge ruled Thursday that financier Allen Stanford is mentally competent to stand trial for orchestrating a $7 billion Ponzi scheme affecting investors in both the US and Latin America. The decision came after a three-day hearing in which U.S. District Judge David Hittner decided that Stanford was able to assist …

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by Sarah Posner

Victims of Thailand's flood crisis filed a complaint Thursday with Thailand's Central Administrative Court alleging that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and state agencies caused further damage during one of the countries worst floods. The complaint was issued on behalf of 352 victims against the prime minister, Bangkok governor and five state agencies …

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