Legal news from Monday, April 29, 2013

[JURIST] The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) [official website] on Monday sentenced [press release] five men to prison for their roles in an organ trafficking syndicate. Lufti Dervishi and his son Arban Devishi were found guilty of "Trafficking in Persons and Organised Crime." Sokol Hajdini, Islam … [read more]

[JURIST] A former Canadian Guantanamo prisoner is planning to appeal his US terrorism conviction, his lawyer said Sunday. Omar Khadr [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who spent 10 years in Guantanamo, is currently imprisoned [AP report] in a maximum security prison in Ontario serving out six years of an eight-year … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Ireland [official website] on Monday rejected an appeal [judgement] by a paralyzed woman seeking to allow her partner to help her commit suicide. The appellant, Marie Fleming, suffers from end stage multiple sclerosis, a disease of the nervous system, and as a result is paralyzed. … [read more]

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