March 29, 2007
by Kate Heneroty
Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora Wednesday called on US law enforcement to take action to stop the flow of guns and drug money from the United States into Mexico. Mora told a gathering of business leaders that many of the arms used in the country's drug related killings were smuggle... ...[read more]
March 29, 2007
by Kate Heneroty
Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report Thursday detailing abuse and torture suffered by seven former Guantanamo Bay detainees at the hands of Russian law enforcement agencies since their release from US custody in 2004. The seven men were released from Guantanamo Bay after it was determined they ...[read more]
February 7, 2007
by Kate Heneroty
An Italian judge Wednesday ordered New York Army National Guard soldier Mario Lozano to stand trial on charges of voluntary homicide in connection with the death of Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari at a US checkpoint in Iraq in March 2005. Calipari was shot to death in 2005 while driving ...[read more]
February 7, 2007
by Kate Heneroty
The government of Canada ordered an official inquiry Tuesday into whether detainees in Afghanistan were abused while in Canadian custody. The probe began following a civilian complaint filed by Amir Attaran, a University of Ottawa law professor, whose research uncovered a pattern of suspicious ...[read more]
February 7, 2007
by Kate Heneroty
Turkish foreign minister Abdullah Gul said Wednesday that a proposed resolution by the US Congress condemning the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1917 as genocide would damage US-Turkish relations. Turkey has maintained that the deaths do not amount to genocide an... ...[read more]
January 19, 2007
by Kate Heneroty
The Venezuelan National Assembly gave preliminary approval Thursday to a measure that would allow Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to rule by decree for 18 months. The initial vote was unanimous and the measure is expected to pass easily next week when it comes up again in the Chavez-dominated ...[read more]
January 19, 2007
by Kate Heneroty
The Rwandan cabinet has agreed to abolish capital punishment, the country's justice minister said Friday, clearing the way for the extradition of defendants facing trial for the 1994 Rwandan genocide, during which over 800,000 people were killed. The ban must still be approved by parliament, bu... ...[read more]
January 19, 2007
by Kate Heneroty
The US Senate passed the Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007 by a 96-2 vote Thursday, but declined to create a Senate Office of Public Integrity to investigate ethics breaches. The bill was the first major initiative taken by the Senate in the new Democrat-dominated session of ...[read more]
January 12, 2007
by Kate Heneroty
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs Charles Cully Stimson has set off a firestorm of protest by publicly questioning the propriety of some of the country's top law firms representing Guantanamo Bay detainees. In an interview on Federal News Radio Thursday on... ...[read more]
December 25, 2006
by Kate Heneroty
Iran's parliament has voted to review the terms of the country's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN's nuclear watchdog, following a weekend approval of sanctions ]JURIST report] by the UN Security Council ordering Tehran to halt uranium enrichment. Th... ...[read more]

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