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Legal news from Sunday, March 27, 2016
by Dominic Yobbi

The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Sunday found two ministers guilty of contempt after they had publicly criticized the chief justice of the court. The two ministers, Food Affairs Minister Qamrul Islam and Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haq,had criticized Chief Justice Sk Sinha earlier this month, making derogatory comments and demanding he remove …

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by Dominic Yobbi

A man shot by police in Brussels on Friday was charged on Saturday with membership of a terror group after being connected to a raid in France that thwarted a possible terrorist attack. The man, A. Abderrahmane, was shot and arrested at a tram stop in the district of Schaerbeek in Brussels, and was then detained for …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Mississippi lawmakers on Saturday reintroduced a bill that would allow for execution by firing squad as an alternative to lethal injection. Attorney General Jim Hood stated earlier this year that he planned on pursuing alternatives to lethal injection for the death penalty in the state. He stated in earlier March …

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by Jacqueline Jones

The UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals on Thursday arrested a French journalist on an outstanding warrant from November 2011 for contempt. French journalist Florence Hartmann, in her book Paix et châtiment, revealed that the tribunal was withholding information on Serbia's involvement with the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. She was originally …

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