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Indian film puts spotlight on Mumbai attacks lawyer

A provocative Bollywood biopic opening tells the story of a slain human rights attorney who began a career in the law after turning his back on a life as an insurgent, only to be shot dead in his Mumbai office.

Indian film puts spotlight on Mumbai attacks lawyer
Jackson lawyer attacks promoter as trial nears climax
Jackson lawyer attacks promoter as trial nears climax

The promoters of Michael Jackson's last tour were "so excited" about making huge profits that they hired an unfit doctor for the star, his family's lawyer said Tuesday in closing arguments.

Jackson lawyer attacks promoter as trial nears climax
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Manning files bid for Obama pardon: lawyer

Lawyers for Chelsea Manning filed a request for a pardon from President Barack Obama on Tuesday following the soldier's 35-year jail sentence for the biggest intelligence leak in US history.

Manning files bid for Obama pardon: lawyer
France's 'Devil's advocate' lawyer Verges dies at 88
France's 'Devil's advocate' lawyer Verges dies at 88

Jacques Verges, the provocative French lawyer who earned the nickname "Devil's advocate" by defending a series of high-profile criminals from Klaus Barbie to Carlos the Jackal.

France's 'Devil's advocate' lawyer Verges dies at 88
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US 'concerned' over detention of Chinese lawyer

The United States on Thursday called on China to release a human rights lawyer who has campaigned against government corruption.

US 'concerned' over detention of Chinese lawyer
Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud
Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud

A Moscow court on Thursday convicted Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky of tax evasion, provoking fresh outrage more than three years after his prison death.

Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud
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Jackson lawyers to launch case against tour promoter

Lawyers for Michael Jackson's mother will launch their case Monday for massive compensation from the promoter of his last doomed tour, at the trial over the late King of Pop's 2009 death.

Jackson lawyers to launch case against tour promoter
Filmmaker didn't spark Muslim violence: lawyer
Filmmaker didn't spark Muslim violence: lawyer

A lawyer for the man behind the "Innocence of Muslims" video denied Wednesday his client was to blame for a wave of violence across the Middle East, as he appeared in court for a second time.

Filmmaker didn't spark Muslim violence: lawyer
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Pussy Riot, Panahi, Beliatsky on final Sakharov short list

Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Iran's film-maker Jafar Panahi and rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and Belarus dissident Ales Beliatsky were put on a final shortlist for the European Parliament's Sakharov rights priz.

Pussy Riot, Panahi, Beliatsky on final Sakharov short list
Army Private First Class Bradley Manning is escorted in handcuffs. ©REUTERS/Jose Luis Magaua
US withheld email evidence in WikiLeaks case: defense

Lawyers for the US soldier charged with passing a trove of classified documents to WikiLeaks accused the military Tuesday of withholding hundreds of emails over fears of a publicity nightmare.

US withheld email evidence in WikiLeaks case: defense
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Lawyers ask for Guantanamo trial to be televised

Lawyers for the alleged Al-Qaeda mastermind of the deadly 2000 attack on the USS Cole demanded Thursday that his Guantanamo military tribunal be televised.

Lawyers ask for Guantanamo trial to be televised