Ali Sadr trial suspended because of coronavirus scan

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2020-03-05T18:52:18+01:00Thu, 5th Mar '20, 18:52|

Proceedings in the US trial against Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad being held in the Southern District of New York building in lower Manhattan have been suspended after presiding judge Alison Nathan was informed that the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) had contacted one of the prospective jurors in the case about possible contagion of [...]

GUEST POST: The Collapse of Malta

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2020-03-05T09:27:57+01:00Thu, 5th Mar '20, 09:27|

The photo of EC Malta flooding the media this week was, to put it mildly, shocking. I lived and worked in Malta for 12 years. For 9 of those, I taught English at EC Malta. The horror of that photo, with EC seemingly perched on the knife-edge of collapse, starkly sums up how far Malta [...]

Tomorrow we go back to digging

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2020-03-05T09:07:05+01:00Thu, 5th Mar '20, 09:07|

Yesterday’s guest post by Vincent De Gaetano presented the all-important argument really. He was reacting to the death of Miriam Pace whose funeral is being celebrated today after she died when her house collapsed in a heap of rubble and rolled down a deep chasm at the construction site next door. The words ‘tragic’ and [...]

Ali Sadr’s Henley citizenship brought up in trial

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2020-03-05T08:29:36+01:00Thu, 5th Mar '20, 08:29|

Ali Sadr’s Hashemi Nejad’s citizenship was brought up at his trial yesterday as the government presented a witness to explain how Ali Sadr obtained the citizenship of Saint Kitts and Nevis, a Caribbean island with a population of less than 60,000 people. St Kitts and Nevis was the jurisdiction where Henley & Partners launched their [...]