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Bin Hammam gets April court date to tackle FIFA ban

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – It has been reported that Mohamed bin Hammam will challenge FIFA in a two-day hearing in April at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a bid to overturn his life ban for alleged election bribery. CAS has set April 18-19 to hear the case. Bin Hammam, who denies wrongdoing, is involved [...]

West Bank hunger striker to be heard by Israeli court

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JERUSALEM – A spokeswoman for Israeli courts says the Supreme Court will hear the case of Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan after a military judge rejected his appeal earlier this month. Adnan, 33, has refused food since he was arrested in the West Bank in December. He is protesting an Israeli policy of holding Palestinian [...]

Pakistan: court rejects premier appeal

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s top court has rejected an appeal by the prime minister against a contempt of court charge. The Supreme Court says it will charge Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani unless he obeys its order to reopen a corruption case against the country’s president. Gilani has refused, arguing that President Asif Ali Zardari has [...]

Court to decide on California gay marriage ban

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SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court decision Tuesday will decide whether California’s ban on gay couple marriages violates civil rights. Three judges will decide if same-sex couples have a constitutional right to get married. The court does not typically give notice of its forthcoming rulings, and its decision to do so Monday reflects the [...]

Pakistan: court commission drops ban on Haqqani

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ISLAMABAD – A court commission has dropped a travel ban on Pakistan’s former envoy to Washington Husain Haqqani. The Pakistani official resigned from the post in November over allegations that he masterminded a memo sent to Washington that requested its help in reining in the Pakistani army. The memo outraged the country’s powerful army, and [...]

Mubarak and his sons back in court

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CAIRO – Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are back in court for the start of their defense lawyers’ opening statements. Egypt’s former leader is charged with complicity in the killing of hundreds of protesters during an 18-day uprising that toppled his 29-year regime last February. He and his two sons, wealthy businessman Alaa and [...]

Bahrain: court overturns death sentences for protesters

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MANAMA, Bahrain – A lawyer in Bahrain says death sentences have been overturned for two protesters convicted of murdering two policemen during a wave of anti-government demonstrations. Hassan Radhi, a lawyer for one of the defendants, says the Cassation Court struck down the sentences, which had been handed down by a special security court set [...]

Sweden court lets go 3 accused in artist kill plot

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STOCKHOLM – Three men charged with plotting to kill Lars Vilks, the Swedish artist who depicted Islam’s Prophet Muhammad as a dog, were released Wednesday by a court ahead of its verdict announcement. In a brief statement on the final day of the trial, the Goteborg District Court said the men, aged 24-26 and of [...]

Egyptian court bans military 'virginity tests'

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CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the country’s military rulers to stop the use of “virginity tests” on female detainees, a practice that has caused an uproar among activists and rights groups. The virginity test allegations first surfaced after a March 9 rally in Cairo’s Tahrir Square that turned violent when men in [...]

France won't arrest war crimes court spokeswoman

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PARIS – France’s government says it will not arrest the former spokeswoman for the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, convicted for revealing confidential decisions during the trial of Slobodan Milosevic. Florence Hartmann, a French national, was convicted of contempt of court in July and fined in the case, which involved disclosures she made in a 2007 [...]

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