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Legal news from Thursday, March 14, 2013
by Samuel Franklin

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Wednesday upheld The Pirate Bay (TPB) co-founders' criminal conviction for aiding copyright infringement on the Internet, unanimously declaring their application inadmissible. Co-founders Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij appealed a 2009 decision from a Stockholm District Court, convicting the two …

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by Samuel Franklin

A Cambodian appeals court on Thursday reduced the jail term of Mam Sonando, a prominent radio host and government critic, who was convicted of inciting rebellion and sentenced to 20 years in prison last October. The Phnom Penh court reduced the sentence to a five-year term, only holding him accountable for a charge of instigating …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that evictions carried out in Spain under harsh property repossession laws violate EU consumer protection laws. According to the ECJ, Spain's laws contravene EU laws because they do not allow national courts to stop evictions taking place due to possible unfair terms in …

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by Keith Herting

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned a Virginia anti-sodomy law on Tuesday, a decade after it was invalidated by a US Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas. The decision was the result of William MacDonald's appeal of his 2005 criminal conviction …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

Khmer Rouge Deputy Foreign Minister and co-founder Ieng Sary, who was on trial for war crimes in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for his involvement in the killing of 1.7 million people, died Thursday at the age of 87. Sary was originally detained …

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