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Legal news from Sunday, October 17, 2010
by Erin Bock

The Dubai Court of First Instance has ruled that a former Nigerian Delta state governor can be extradited to the UK to face charges of money laundering, fraud and embezzlement. James Ibori was arrested in the United Arab Emirates by INTERPOL in May. Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) [official …

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by Dwyer Arce

The former president of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, Ichiro Ozawa, filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to overturn corruption charges brought against him last month. The Tokyo No. 5 Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution, an 11-member body composed of members of the public without legal backgrounds, voted for the second time …

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by Erin Bock

Amnesty International (AI) released a report outlining fairness concerns the group has with the 2001 conviction of the "Cuban Five". The men - Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez - were convicted of acting as Cuban intelligence agents. The men are currently serving sentences ranging …

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