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Legal news from Sunday, July 9, 2006
by Brett Murphy

Iraqi Interior Ministry investigations into Iraqi police operations have revealed over 400 incidents of police misconduct, "including the rape of female prisoners, the release of terrorism suspects in exchange for bribes, assassinations of police officers and participation in insurgent bombings", the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Some 400 authenticated documents covering part of 2005 and 2006 detail incidents involving …

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by James M Yoch Jr

Twenty-five independent and opposition newspapers in Egypt refrained from publishing on Sunday in a pre-planned strike designed to protest the lack of legal protection afforded to journalists as reflected in a draft press law that permits judges to determine whether to imprison journalists for committing media offenses, including alleging that state officials are involved …

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by Brett Murphy

The US Department of Homeland Security resumed its repatriation program for illegal immigrants from Mexico Friday with a flight carrying 67 people to Mexico City. This is the third straight summer that the federal government has used the program, which twice daily flies Mexicans caught illegally crossing the US-Mexico border to Mexico City …

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by Brett Murphy

US Department of Justice lawyers said Friday in court documents that Guantanamo Bay detainees may have used paper provided by lawyers to plan the three suicides that occurred at the prison last month. The US filed a request with the US District Court for the District of Columbia asking for …

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by James M Yoch Jr

Mexican leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters in Mexico City Saturday ahead of a mass rally that voting fraud caused his official loss to ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon in the July 2 presidential election, and once again declared he would contest the result …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

The US Defense Department has announced that three US servicemen have been charged with rape and murder and a fourth has been charged with dereliction of duty in connection with the March 12 rape and murder of an Iraqi civilian and the murder of her family in Mahmudiya (also "Mahmoudiya")according to wire services. The four, previously …

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by James M Yoch Jr

UK Attorney General Lord Goldsmith confirmed Saturday that three British bankers charged in the US with wire fraud in connection with the Enron scandal will be extradited and tried in the United States consistent with the terms of the revised UK Extradition Act, enshrining a 2003 treaty …

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