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Legal news from Saturday, December 8, 2012
by Keith Herting

Brazilian Police announced Friday that they have arrested former Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Michael Misick, who has been in hiding since fleeing TCI 2009. Misick fled TCI following an inquiry into corruption on the small British territory which implicated him as having been engaged in widespread corruption and having stolen up to …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Sri Lankan committee appointed to investigate the impeachment charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake announced Saturday that they have found her guilty of three charges of misconduct. Bandaranayake was found guilty of three of the five charges against her. The first charge was related to a conflict of interest claim. The fourth charge dealt with …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Emirates Centre for Human Rights (ECHR) claimed Thursday that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has arrested an 18-year-old blogger as part of a wider effort to crack down on perceived government opposition. The ECHR claims that UAE security forces searched the home of Mohamed Salem al-Zumer and confiscated several electronics before arresting him and …

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