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Legal news from Wednesday, January 8, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

A Croatian court on Wednesday approved the extradition of a communist-era intelligence chief who is wanted in Germany for the killing of a Yugoslav dissident in the 1980s. Former intelligence chief Josip Perkovic was arrested on January 1 as Croatia acted to comply with EU extradition law. Perkovic, who worked for the Yugoslav federal secret service (UBDA), …

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by Kimberly Bennett

A French court on Wednesday convicted Cassandra Belin for wearing a burqa in violation of the controversial law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public, rejecting her bid to have the ban declared unconstitutional. Belin was sentenced to one month in prison for insulting and threatening three police officers …

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by Peter Snyder

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Wednesday that children of married couples in Italy must be allowed to carry their mother's surname. The court found that restricting a child's surname to that of its father violated Article 8 (right to respect for private and family) and Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Attorneys representing Apple on Wednesday formally sought to disqualify court-appointed "external compliance monitor" Michael Bromwich, who was given the power to review and evaluate the tech company's compliance with an injunction related to an e-book price fixing scandal. In September a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York enjoined …

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by Benjamin Minegar

German prosecutors on Wednesday charged an 88-year old German man, referred to in court documents as "Werner C," with involvement in a 1944 massacre that took place in Oradour-sur-Glane in central France. According to the prosecution, Warner C murdered 25 people and aided and abetted fellow Nazi SS troops in the murder of 642 people during the …

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by Peter Snyder

A judge for Germany's Hagen State Court on Wednesday dropped the case against 92-year-old Siert Bruins, a former member of the Nazi Waffen SS. Prosecutors had accused Bruins of executing captured Dutch Nazi-opposition fighter Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944 outside the town of Appingedam. Bruins and an accomplice, who …

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by Samuel Franklin

Attorneys for death row inmate Dennis McGuire on Tuesday filed for a stay of execution in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, claiming that Ohio's untried execution method would cause McGuire to experience a suffocation-like syndrome known as air hunger. McGuire's execution was scheduled for January 16 after being found guilty …

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by Theresa Donovan

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on Tuesday condemned the December 27 shelling of a funeral procession that killed 21 Yemeni civilians and injured 30 others. The attack resulted in the establishment of an investigation committee by Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, which was welcomed by …

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