Lawyers for an ex-Soviet officer extradited to the United States to face conspiracy charges in federal court say the case should be thrown out. They argued that it’s because of US used high political pressure to get Thailand to release him. The paper which was filed on Tuesday purely says that it was brought because of purely political reasons against Viktor Bout. The lawyers strongly said that the U.S. Army contractors had used aircraft owned by companies associated with Bout to supply U.S. troops in Iraq. The schedule of trial of Viktor Bout is to be held in this October. The charge on him was he conspired to sell weapons to a terrorist organization. He was extradited from Thailand last year. He was arrested in March 2008 in a Bangkok hotel. He has pleaded not guilty. The Government of Russian complained that his extradition was unlawful and political.
Naik Naik & Company, as it will be now known after a re-branding effective tomorrow, has opened up a new office focusing on media law in Andheri in order to be closer to Bollywood studio clients, while finalizing a third Mumbai office in mid-town and preparing to open in Delhi.
The Supreme Court on May 31st granted bail to Piyush Guha, an associate of noted civil rights activist Binayak Sen, who was also awarded life imprisonment in the sedition case along with the latter. The bench consists of Justices G S Singhvi and C K Prasad ordered the release of Guha on bail after hearing his counsel Mr. Prashant Bhushan who contended that the main accused Dr Sen had already been released on bail under the orders of the apex court.