Legal news from Sunday, October 17, 2010
14:10 EDT

[JURIST] The Dubai Court of First Instance [official website] has ruled that a former Nigerian Delta state [official website] governor can be extradited to the UK to face charges of money laundering, fraud and embezzlement. James Ibori was arrested [BBC report] in the United Arab Emirates by INTERPOL [official website] [read more]

13:10 EDT

[JURIST] The former president of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan [official website], Ichiro Ozawa, filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to overturn corruption charges brought against him last month. The Tokyo No. 5 Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution, an 11-member body composed of members of the public without legal [read more]

08:10 EDT

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] released a report [text, PDF] outlining fairness concerns the group has with the 2001 conviction of the "Cuban Five" [advocacy website; JURIST news archive]. The men - Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez - were convicted of acting as [read more]

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