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Legal news from Monday, October 29, 2012
by Brandon Gatto

An alleged Nazi war criminal has filed a writ to sue the Australian government for wrongful imprisonment after being jailed on a charge of killing an 18-year-old Jewish man in Hungary in 1944. Charles Zentai, a 91-year-old former Nazi and resident of Perth, was imprisoned for almost two months in 2009 for the war crime, but …

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by Dan Taglioli

A former prisoner began proceedings against the British government last week after Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he would not comply with a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) requiring the government to remove its blanket prohibition on prisoner voting rights. The Grand Chamber of the ECHR ruled in 2005 by a …

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by Brandon Gatto

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed disappointment with an apparent lack of respect for a ceasefire request in Syria, saying that the fighting must stop for the crisis to end. While the secretary-general reminded the international community that the UN is doing everything it can to bring about a political solution in …

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by Michael Haggerson

The FBI released its annual report on violent and property crime, Crime in the United States 2011, on Monday, which found that the number of violent crimes reported to law enforcement decreased for the fifth consecutive year and the number of property crimes reported decreased for the ninth consecutive year. The report is based on the …

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by Michael Haggerson

A Philippines court entered a not guilty plea on behalf of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday. Arroyo is accused of misappropriating $8.8 million in state lottery funds while in office. The judge entered the plea for Arroyo because she refused to enter a plea and her counsel stated that the charges …

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by Dan Taglioli

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday denied a request by former Ivory Coast president and alleged war criminal Laurent Gbagbo to leave the Netherlands for medical recovery while he awaits trial. Gbagbo had asked the court for allowance to leave the Netherlands while he recovers from alleged …

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