May 13, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
A lawyer from the Spanish National Court Office of the Prosecutor on Wednesday petitioned judge Ismael Moreno to issue arrest warrants for 13 CIA agents who allegedly kidnapped a German citizen of Lebanese descent in 2003 as part of the Bush administration's extraordinary rendition program. Khal... ...[read more]
May 13, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
Zimbabwe Attorney General Johannes Tomana on Wednesday appealed the recent Supreme Court decision to acquit Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett of terrorism and insurgency charges. Tomana alleged that Justice Chinembiri Bhunu ...[read more]
May 10, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
Zimbabwe's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed terrorism and other charges against Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett. Bennett, a close ally of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai ally and opponent of President Robert Mugabe, was... ...[read more]
April 27, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
A Haitian judge on Monday dismissed charges of kidnapping and criminal association against all 10 members of a US missionary group arrested in January but ordered one to stand trial for making irregular travel arrangements involving 30 Haitian children. Laura Silsby, the only missionary... ...[read more]
April 26, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
A Haitian judge on Monday dismissed charges of kidnapping and criminal association against all 10 members of a US missionary group arrested in January but ordered one to stand trial for making irregular travel arrangements involving 30 Haitian children. Laura Silsby, the only missionary... ...[read more]
April 24, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
A Navy judge in Iraq acquitted US Navy SEAL Jonathan Keefe Friday of a charge of dereliction of duty in relation to the alleged assault of a high-profile Iraqi detainee implicated in the killing of four American contractors in Fallujah in 2004, citing insufficient evidence. Testimony at the ...[read more]
April 24, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
An Oregon jury Friday found the Boy Scouts of America negligent for failing to take actions that would have prevented further sexual abuse by an assistant scoutmaster during the 1980s and ordered the organization to pay $18.5 million in punitive damages to plaintiff Kerry Lewis. Multnomah County ...[read more]
April 20, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
Milan judges presiding over the tax fraud trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi suspended the trial Monday while consulting with a Constitutional Court on the legitimacy of a new law that Berlusconi has invoked to postpone criminal proceedings against him for 18 months. The case is the ...[read more]
April 20, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
The Indonesian Constitutional Court voted 8-1 Monday to uphold a controversial anti-blasphemy law enacted in 1965 by the first Indonesian president. The court rejected the legal challenge raised by a coalition of human rights groups and social activists supporting the Wahid Organization, a civil ...[read more]
April 17, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
The Russian State Duma voted 437-0 Friday to approve a bill giving amnesty to veterans as well as concentration camp and Leningrad siege survivors for most crimes committed during World War II by. If approved in the upper house, the bill would apply to an estimated 100-200 persons, but the amnesty ...[read more]

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