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Legal news from Monday, July 4, 2011
14:07 EDT

[JURIST] Former Tunisian president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was sentenced to an additional 15 years in prison [TAP News Agency report] on Monday by the Tunisian Court of Criminal Appeal after being found guilty in absentia on charges of illegal possession of drugs, weapons [read more]

11:07 EDT

[JURIST] Ratko Mladic [ICTY backgrounder, PDF; JURIST news archive] made his second appearance [video] Monday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website], but was removed from the courtroom for disrupting the proceedings. Throughout the proceedings, Mladic was hostile, gesturing to the crowd and refusing to [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice [official website] Friday filed an amicus brief [text, PDF] with the US Supreme Court [official website] in an attempt to stay the execution of Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia [advocacy website]. Leal Garcia's defense team filed a writ of certiorari [text] with the Supreme [read more]

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