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Legal news from Monday, July 20, 2009
16:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of India [official website] refused Monday to suspend a lower court decision [judgment, PDF; JURIST report] declaring India's anti-sodomy law unconstitutional while it hears an appeal. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court accepted a petition challenging the decision by the Delhi High Court [official website], which [read more]

15:07 EDT

[JURIST] The Criminal Chamber of Peru's Supreme Court on Monday convicted former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on corruption charges and sentenced him to seven-and-a-half years in prison. Fujimori was accused of paying former Peruvian Intelligence Director Vladimiro Montesino [BBC profile] $15 million to resign in [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday ordered the suppression [order, PDF] of all out-of-court statements made by Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Jawad [ACLU materials; JURIST news archive] that may have been elicited through torture. Last week, the Department of Justice [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday convicted [press release, PDF] Bosnian Serb cousins Milan Lukic and Sredoje Lukic [indictment; case backgrounder, PDF] of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their actions as part of a paramilitary unit during the 1992-1995 Bosnian [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] Mumbai terror attack [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] suspect Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab interrupted his trial in India Monday to confess and plead guilty to 86 charges stemming from his participation in last November's killings. Kasab, the only captured gunman from the attacks, told the court that he and [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] A Turkish court on Monday began the trial of two former generals and 54 others suspected of planning to overthrow [JURIST report] the country's ruling Justice Development Party (AKP) [party website, in Turkish]. Sener Eruygur, Hursit Tolon, and their co-defendants are accused of belonging to the country's secular Ergenekon [read more]

08:07 EDT

[JURIST] A US military study has recommended a complete overhaul [NYT report] of both the US-run and Afghan-run prisons in Afghanistan, the New York Times reported Sunday. After prison conditions continued to deteriorate, and a January report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan [official website] found widespread arbitrary detentions, [read more]

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