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Legal news from Saturday, July 21, 2007
11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry [official website; JURIST news archive] resumed his duties on the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] Saturday, a day after the high court reinstated Chaudhry and dismissed all charges of misconduct [order; JURIST report] alleged by President Pervez Musharraf. A presidential spokesperson told state [read more]

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[JURIST] The US District Court of the Western District of Virgina on Friday sentenced three former executives of the Purdue Frederick Company [corporate website], manufacturer of painkiller OxyContin [FDA materials], to three years of probation and 400 hours of community service in drug treatment programs. The three executives, including former [read more]

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[JURIST] Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri said Saturday that the government in Gaza Strip is replacing Palestinian Authority courts with a judicial panel consisting of an Islamic legal scholar, a military court lawyer, and a prison warden. Abu Zuhri said that the panel would not impose Islamic law, but will [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] French authorities arrested five suspects accused of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda genocide [BBC backgrounder] Friday, including Rwandan Catholic priest Wenceslas Munyeshyaka [TrialWatch profile] and former civil servant Laurent Bucyibaruta, who may be extradited to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] in Tanzania. Munyeshyaka is accused [read more]

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