Legal news from Saturday, May 23, 2009
14:05 EDT

[JURIST] Former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] apparently committed suicide Saturday by leaping off a 30-foot cliff. Roh and members of Roh's family were under investigation [UPI report] by the Republic of Korea's Supreme Prosecutor's Office [official website] for allegedly accepting bribes while in office. [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] The first person convicted under Canada's post-9/11 terrorism law [JURIST report] was sentenced Friday to 36 months in prison, and released by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice [official website] in consideration of the time he has already served in prison since his arrest in 2006. The yet-unnamed man [read more]

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