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Legal news from Saturday, November 8, 2008
by Michael Sung

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon has ruled that the US Treasury Department's freezing of the assets of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation violated the organization's due processes rights because it failed to provide any basis for designating it a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" (SDGT) organization. The seizure of the organization's …

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by Michael Sung

A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday sentenced two lawyers from the National League for Democracy (NLD to four month prison terms for being "disrespectful" while representing dissident students. The US Department of State condemned the prosecutions, calling for the military regime to "cease harassing and arresting citizens for peacefully exercising their …

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