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Legal news from Monday, February 15, 2010
by Megan McKee

Iranian official Mohammad Javad Larijani told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Monday that Iran is fulfilling its human rights obligations. Larijani also said that the nation has implemented long-term plans to protect human rights. Larijani rejected criticism suggesting the nation engaged in the torture and murder of dissidents, characterizing these allegations as politically …

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by Carrie Schimizzi

US Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview with the New York Times Sunday that he hopes to hold a civilian trial for accused 9/11 conspirator Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, but that a military tribunal must be considered in the wake of mounting public and political pressure. According to the …

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by Ann Riley

Hundreds of Pakistani lawyers boycotted the courts Monday in protest of the recent clash between President Asif Ali Zardari and the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Lawyers protested and boycotted the courts, refusing to attend court proceedings in Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, and Quetta, after the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan (SCBAP) called …

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by Patrice Collins

A Beijing court on Friday indicted Huang Guangyu, formerly China's richest man, with insider trading, bribery, and illegal business practices. The charges, brought by the Supreme People's Procuratorate come almost 15 months after Huang was initially placed under detention. His case has been the subject of intense media coverage in China …

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by Hillary Stemple

Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos announced Monday that Spain will accept five detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. Spain had previously agreed to accept only two detainees, one Yemeni and one Palestinian, in response to a June request by the Obama administration. Moratinos indicated [El Pais report, in …

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by Dwyer Arce

The New South Wales Supreme Court on Monday sentenced five men for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. The five men are Australian citizens from Sydney and are of Lebanese, Libyan, and Bangladeshi descent. The lead conspirator and his lieutenant were sentenced to 28 years in prison, while the other three involved in the plot …

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