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Legal News
17 Aug 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] Former INTERPOL [official website] president and South African police chief Jackie Selebi [official profile; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday filed for leave to appeal his sentence and conviction. A spokesperson for the South African National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) [official website] confirmed that they received his application [AFP report] and … [read more]


Legal News
3 Aug 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] A South African court on Tuesday sentenced former INTERPOL [official website] president and South African police chief Jackie Selebi [official profile; JURIST news archive] to 15 years in prison for corruption. Selebi was convicted of corruption [JURIST report] in July for receiving $170,000 in bribes from convicted drug smuggler … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jul 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] A South African court on Friday convicted former INTERPOL [official website] president and South African police chief Jackie Selebi [official profile; JURIST news archive] on corruption charges but found him not guilty on charges of obstruction of justice. Selebi was charged [JURIST report] with receiving $170,000 in bribes from … [read more]


Legal News
5 Oct 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Former INTERPOL [official website] president and South African police chief Jackie Selebi [official profile; JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty [plea explanation, PDF] to corruption charges Monday at the start of his trial in the Johannesburg High Court. Selebi is charged [JURIST report] with receiving $170,000 in bribes from … [read more]


Legal News
13 Feb 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

[JURIST] The National Assembly of South Africa [official website] voted 232-60 [press release] Thursday in support of the decision of President Kgalema Motlanthe [official profile] to fire the country's chief prosecutor Vusi Pikoli [Who's Who profile]. The vote endorsed [Times report] the findings [committee report, DOC] of a committee set … [read more]


Professional Commentary
23 Sep 2008

Corlett Letlojane [Director, Human Rights Institute of South Africa]: "First and foremost, many people are saddened by the unceremonious departure of the President of South Africa, when his term of office is only ending in April 2008. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who chairs the group known as The Elders, is … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jun 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] A South African magistrate Thursday set April 14, 2009 as the start of the corruption and fraud trial of suspended police commissioner Jackie Selebi [BBC profile, JURIST news archive]. The South African National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) [official website] charged Selebi, the former president of INTERPOL [organization website], with corruption … [read more]


Legal News
1 Feb 2008
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] Suspended South Africa police commissioner and former INTERPOL president Jackie Selebi [BBC profile; INTERPOL profile] was provisionally charged [charge sheet, PDF] Friday in a South African regional court with three counts of corruption and one count of defeating the ends of justice. A spokesperson for South Africa's National Prosecuting … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jan 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Chief of the South African Police Services Jackie Selebi [official profile] resigned as president of INTERPOL [official website] on Sunday, in the wake of news that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) [official website] of South Africa would be filing charges of corruption [JURIST report] against him. In his brief … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) [official website] of South Africa will charge Jackie Selebi [official profile], chief of the South African Police Services (SAPS) [official website] and President of INTERPOL [official website], with corruption and defeating the course of justice, a NPA spokesman said Friday. Selebi's charges relate to … [read more]


Legal News
1 May 2006
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] South Africa [JURIST news archive] is considering how to handle the recent declassification [Sunday Independent report] of a 1992 report made by a top general to former South Africa President FW de Klerk [Nobel profile] detailing involvement by the South African military in unofficial violence during the final years … [read more]

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