Legal news from Saturday, July 5, 2008
12:07 EDT

[JURIST] The military trial of former Suriname dictator Desi Bouterse [backgrounder] for the “December Murders” at Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo in 1982 commenced Friday with former bodyguard Onno Flohr testifying that Bouterse was present at the killings of 15 political opponents, including lawyers, journalists, professors, military officers and businessmen, who were [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] The reconstituted Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] validated President Pervez Musharraf's [official profile; JURIST news archive] declaration of emergency rule and concomitant ouster of judges, including former Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry [JURIST news archive], in an opinion released Friday. A 13-judge panel headed by current Chief Justice [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] Four members of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) have been jailed for a year for having campaigned against the country's then-draft constitution [JURIST news archive], according to NLD spokesperson Nyan Win as quoted by AP. Win said Friday the four were arrested in March for spreading leaflets which [read more]

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