Legal news from Sunday, September 30, 2007
10:09 EDT

[JURIST] A US military judge postponed an Article 32 hearing [JAG backgrounder] on US Army sniper Sgt. Evan Vela Sunday, following a fellow Army sniper's acquittal on premeditated murder charges [JURIST report]. Vela, who has argued that he was simply following orders to "bait" and kill suspected Iraqi insurgents with [read more]

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[JURIST] Myanmar opposition leader and democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi [JURIST news archive] was briefly released from house arrest Sunday to met with visiting UN Special Envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari, but Gambari was not allowed to meet with top junta leaders Senior General Than Shwe [BBC profile] or [read more]

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[JURIST] Pakistani riot police clashed with lawyers demonstrating outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) [official websites] Saturday, as hundreds protested a high court ruling [JURIST report] allowing Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf [BBC profile] to run for another term as president while still serving [read more]

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[JURIST] Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader [official website] has criticized the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] for its judgments [JURIST report] on Serb suspects allegedly involved in the 1991 Vukovar massacre [BBC backgrounder], saying in a letter sent Friday to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that [read more]

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