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Legal news from Monday, April 29, 2013
by Jerry Votava

The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) on Monday sentenced five men to prison for their roles in an organ trafficking syndicate. Lufti Dervishi and his son Arban Devishi were found guilty of "Trafficking in Persons and Organised Crime." Sokol Hajdini, Islam Bytyqi and Sulejman Dulla were found guilty of charges of …

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by Peter Snyder

A former Canadian Guantanamo prisoner is planning to appeal his US terrorism conviction, his lawyer said Sunday. Omar Khadr, who spent 10 years in Guantanamo, is currently imprisoned in a maximum security prison in Ontario serving out six years of an eight-year sentence for war crimes. Khadr was born in Toronto and …

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by Peter Snyder

The Supreme Court of Ireland on Monday rejected an appeal by a paralyzed woman seeking to allow her partner to help her commit suicide. The appellant, Marie Fleming, suffers from end stage multiple sclerosis, a disease of the nervous system, and as a result is paralyzed. Fleming challenged the constitutionality of Ireland's 1993 Criminal Suicide Act …

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