May 5, 2008
by Brett Murphy
New information concerning charges that separatist Kosovo Liberation Army leaders were involved in trafficking organs taken from Serb prisoners during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo justifies a probe into the allegations, Human Rights Watch said Monday. HRW urged Kosovo and Albania to launch an ...[read more]
May 5, 2008
by Brett Murphy
Indonesian authorities have arrested an alleged member of the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) in connection with the 2005 Bali bombings that killed 20 people and injured over a hundred, a police spokesman told AFP Monday. Faiz Fauzan is accused of helping to plan a second ...[read more]
May 5, 2008
by Brett Murphy
A Texas court Monday set the execution date for Mexican national and Texas prisoner Jose Ernesto Medellin for August 5, after the US Supreme Court ruled in March that President George W. Bush did not have the authority to direct state courts to comply with a ruling from the International Court of ...[read more]
April 29, 2008
by Brett Murphy
US District Judge James Robertson said Monday in a court hearing that he would set a dollar figure on the US government's alleged mismanagement of trust funds for a group of some 500,000 Native Americans in a 12-year class action lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior. Plaintiffs led... ...[read more]
April 28, 2008
by Brett Murphy
US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer resumed settlement negotiations with the Nigerian state of Kano for allegedly illegal clinical trials conducted by the drug company, Kano state Justice Commissioner Aliyu Umar said Monday. Pfizer is accused of administering 200 Nigerian children with meningitis ...[read more]
April 28, 2008
by Brett Murphy
Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan said Monday that he will join fellow detainees in a boycott of his upcoming military commission trial. Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden who has been in US custody since 2001, said at a pre-trial hearing that he will not participate in ...[read more]
April 16, 2008
by Brett Murphy
Zimbabwean police have arrested more than 50 members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) after the party called for a strike to protest the nondisclosure of the results of the March 29 presidential elections, a party spokesperson said Wednesday. Zimbabwe police say that only 30 ...[read more]
April 16, 2008
by Brett Murphy
The Supreme Court of Peru on Tuesday upheld a prison sentence for former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who was convicted late last year on charges of abuse of authority for ordering a warrantless search of the apartment of the wife of former Peruvian Intelligence Director Vladimiro ...[read more]
April 16, 2008
by Brett Murphy
US federal prosecutors defended the prison treatment of accused enemy combatant Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri in documents filed Tuesday with the US Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit. Prosecutors say that although al-Marri is kept in solitary confinement, he has access to a library, TV, computer, ...[read more]
April 16, 2008
by Brett Murphy
An Iranian appeals court Tuesday upheld the sentences of three Iranian students on charges of insulting Islam. Majid Tavakoli, Ahmed Ghassaban, and Ehsan Mansouri were arrested last year for allegedly publishing anti-Islamic material in multiple newspapers. The three were sentenced to 22 to 30 ...[read more]

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