April 29, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Pojamarn Shinawatra, the wife of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, on Tuesday entered a written plea of not guilty to corruption and fraud charges before the Thai Supreme Court. Pojamarn challenged the legitimacy of the anti-graft Assets Examination Commission in her pleading and ...[read more]
April 29, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Civil rights lawyer Jonathan Feinberg filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of 11 inmates challenging the unconstitutional conditions in which inmates are currently being held at four Philadelphia jails. US District Judge R. Barclay Surrick of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled last J... ...[read more]
April 29, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Top US Department of Defense officials said that there could be no acquittals at Guantanamo Bay military commissions and pressured prosecutors to bring charges against detainees, according to Monday testimony by former Guantanamo Bay chief military prosecutor Col. Morris Davis at a pre-trial ...[read more]
April 21, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Ali Hassan al-Majid, better known in the Western media as Chemical Ali, was admitted to a US medical facility in Iraq on Sunday, the US military said Monday. Al-Majid had reportedly been on a hunger strike since Friday, but is now in stable condition after passing out Sunday. One of al... ...[read more]
April 21, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear three cases, including the consolidated cases of US v. Eurodif (07-1059) and USEC v. Eurodif (07-1078) where the Court will consider whether the federal government can impose anti-dumping tariffs on contracts for uranium enrichment services. The key ...[read more]
April 21, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
The US Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations Monday designed to implement the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007. In January, US President George W. Bush issued an executive order similarly designed to implement the Act, which expands the investigative scope of ...[read more]
April 21, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
The US Supreme Court Monday denied without comment petitions for certiorari filed by 10 death row inmates seeking to have their executions blocked. Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that lethal injection does not violate the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishme... ...[read more]
April 14, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
The US military said Monday it plans to release Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein from custody Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Stone, the deputy commanding general for detainee operations, Multi-National Force–Iraq, signed the order approving Hussein's release after confirming th... ...[read more]
April 14, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Myanmar is completely ill-prepared to hold a national constitutional referendum as part of a democratic political transition, UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro told Reuters in an interview Monday. Myanmar's 45-member Referendum Holding Commission announced last week that it... ...[read more]
April 14, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Leftist legislators continued demonstrations Monday in both houses of the Mexican Congress to protest an energy reform bill sent by Mexican President Felipe Calderon to the Mexican Senate last week. Members of Mexico's Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) and several smaller parties object to certa... ...[read more]

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