Palestinian court upholds decree stripping Abbas rival of immunity

March 18, 2015 2:00 PM

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Palestinian court upholds decree stripping Abbas rival of immunity

RAMALLAH (Reuters) - The Palestinian High Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Mohammed Dahlan, a potential rival to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, against a presidential decree stripping him of parliamentary immunity.

The decision means Dahlan could be brought to trial on graft charges made against him by the Palestinian anti-corruption authority, which was set up by Abbas.

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