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Legal news from Saturday, June 17, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

A trial began Saturday for 14 Egyptians charged with helping the men who carried out two bombings in the city of Cairo in April 2005 that left 10 people and the two bombers dead. Tourists appeared to be the targets and an American and two French citizens were among the dead. The defendants face various charges including …

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by Holly Manges Jones

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin offered an implied criticism of the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay in a speech to the Institute of Higher Studies of National Defense Friday in which he said efforts to fight terrorism must always be made "while respecting the rule …

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by Holly Manges Jones

Two weeks after the arrests of 17 Canadians on terrorism-related charges in the Toronto area, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Friday announced that his government will step up anti-terrorism efforts in Canada by adding more security at airports, marine ports and railway systems. Harper also indicated that $224 million of the $1.3 billion …

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by Holly Manges Jones

The upper chamber of the French parliament adopted a controversial immigration bill Friday after the French National Assembly voted overwhelmingly to approve the measure last month. The bill makes it more difficult for unskilled workers to gain access to the …

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by Holly Manges Jones

Defense attorneys representing two US Marines accused of killing an Iraqi civilian in Hamandiya this spring claim that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service interrogated their clients under coercive conditions, including making threats about the death penalty. Attorneys Jane Siegel and Jeremiah Sullivan III said their clients were questioned for eight-hour periods on at least three occasions …

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