Legal news from Sunday, December 19, 2004
10:12 EDT

[JURIST] A senior British barrister with high security clearance to represent detainees before the UK Special Immigration Appeals Commission which tries terror suspects said Sunday that he would resign following a House of Lords ruling Thursday which had found the British legislation on indefinite detention of foreign terror suspects to [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the Russian government Sunday auctioned the core production unit of oil giant Yukos to Russian group Baikalfinansgroup for $9.3 billion in defiance of a US bankruptcy court injunction issued Thursday and upheld on appeal from potential Russian auction bidder Gazprom late Saturday. AP has more [read more]

08:12 EDT

[JURIST] Former Chilean president General Augusto Pinochet was admited to Santiago's Military Hospital hospital Saturday for treatment for a suspected stroke, one day after a Chilean appeals court delayed a decision on an indictment and house arrest order against him. AP has more. From Santiago, El Mercurio has local coverage [read more]

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