Legal news from Monday, November 1, 2010
15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono [official website; BBC profile] announced [press release, in Indonesian] Monday that Indonesian soldiers caught on video [CNN report; WARNING: readers may find the video disturbing] last month torturing Papuan detainees will stand trial before a military tribunal. Yudhoyono said that the decision to try [read more]

14:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Monday in Ortiz v. Jordan [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on whether a party may appeal an order denying summary judgment after a full trial on the merits if the party [read more]

13:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in five cases and called for views by the Acting Solicitor General [official website] on two pending petitions. In JDB v. North Carolina [docket], the court will determine whether a juvenile student who [read more]

12:11 EDT

[JURIST] A penal court in the Aden province of Yemen on Sunday sentenced [SABA report] a group of 10 Somali pirates to five years in prison. The men were convicted on charges of committing acts of piracy against Yemeni fishing boats. Three other individuals were also tried but were acquitted [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] on Monday convicted [judgment summary, PDF; press release] former Rwanda businessman Gaspard Kanyarukiga [case materials] on charges of genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity. Kanyarukiga was indicted [text, PDF] in 2001 for his alleged involvement with the 1994 [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] The Chief Public Prosecutor's Office of Ankara on Saturday lifted a nearly three-year ban on YouTube [media website; JURIST news archive] after disputed videos were removed from the site's content. A German-based international licensing service owned by a Turkish citizen reportedly bought the rights to the videos [Hurriyet report] [read more]

07:11 EDT

[JURIST] A panel of seven senior US military officers on Sunday sentenced [press release] Canadian Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Omar Khadr [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] to 40 years in prison, but Khadr will serve no more than eight years under the terms of a guilty plea agreement [read more]

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