April 30, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
International judges appointed to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) said Monday that the Khmer Rouge genocide trials can move forward after the Cambodian Bar Association (BAKC) agreed to dramatically reduce the fees it proposed to levy on foreign lawyers involved in the ...[read more]
April 30, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
Former CIA director George Tenet repeatedly denied that torture has been used during interrogations of terror suspects in an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes that aired Sunday. Tenet said that no one has ever died as a result of interrogation sessions and responded that he does not talk abou... ...[read more]
April 30, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
China is not doing enough to remedy human rights abuses prior to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, according to a report released by Amnesty International Monday. The group criticized China for the use of increased restrictions on domestic media and the Internet and for continuing to allow criminal ...[read more]
April 27, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
US Democratic and Republic senators sparred over the habeas corpus rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees at a US Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday. In a rare appearance as a committee witness, US Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) called the detention of 400 ...[read more]
April 27, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
The US Marine Corps has been told to expect charges to be filed against five to seven Marines who are being investigated for killing ten civilians near Jalalabad, Afghanistan on March 4, according to a Marine official speaking on the condition of anonymity. A preliminary US military investigation ...[read more]
April 17, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
Arafat Rahman, the son of former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, was released Tuesday after being arrested the day before on corruption allegations, according to local media reports. The reason for Arafat's release was not apparent Tuesday, but negotiations between Zia and the military... ...[read more]
April 17, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
The Nigerian electoral commission said Tuesday that Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar would be included on the ballots for this coming Saturday's presidential elections, after the Nigerian Supreme Court overturned his disqualification as a candidate. A spokesman for the Independent National... ...[read more]
April 17, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
A federal judge began hearings Monday to decide whether John Hinckley, Jr. should be given more freedom outside the mental hospital where he was sent after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 attempted assassination of US President Ronald Reagan. Hospital officials and ...[read more]
April 10, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
Chinese officials Tuesday criticized US plans to file a case against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for lax enforcement of copyright violations and trademarks. Wang Xinpei, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, released a statement Tuesday expressing the country's... ...[read more]
April 10, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
A lawyer for the Venezuelan government said Monday that the US is preventing Luis Posada Carriles from being brought to trial for allegations that he plotted the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner. Carriles is currently in the US awaiting an immigration trial after being arrested for illegally ...[read more]

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