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Legal news from Saturday, November 11, 2006
by Caitlin Price

The United States Saturday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning an Israeli attack on Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip on November 8 that resulted in the deaths of at least 18 civilians and calling on Israel "to scrupulously abide by its obligations and responsibilities under the Geneva Convention relative to the …

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by Ryan Olden

The German Defense Ministry has denied allegations that a suspected al-Qaida operative was beaten while in military custody. German newspaper Die Welt Saturday quoted a Ministry report that 32 operatives of Germany's KSK special forces in Afghanistan knew that Murat Kurnaz had been arrested by the US military in neighboring …

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by Ryan Olden

A European Parliament lawmaker visiting Poland as a member of a Council of Europe team holding hearings on that nation's role in the operation of secret CIA prisons complained to journalists Friday about the "reluctance of the government to offer full cooperation to our investigation and to …

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by Ned Mulcahy

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour warned on Friday that continued movements by armed militias in the western region of Darfur will lead to more atrocities against ethnic African civilians. Arbour cited the attacks of October 29-30 as an example of how armed militias …

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by Geoff Leung

The US Federal Bureau of Prisons has assigned former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow to a federal detention center in Oakdale, Louisiana, according a new inmate listing on the FBP website. FDC Oakdale is a minimum security facility which already houses convicted former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers. Fastow was …

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by Geoff Leung

UK Chancellor Gordon Brown called for broader race hate laws after a British jury Friday acquitted two British National Party (BNP) members Friday of inciting racial hatred. The charges stemmed from 2004 speeches in West Yorkshire, taped by the BBC, in which BNP leader Nick Griffin calling Islam a "wicked, …

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by Caitlin Price

The United Nations inquiry commission investigating the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri Friday delivered a revised draft proposal to the Lebanese government on the establishment of an international tribunal to try suspects in the case. The New York Times reported Saturday that the draft suggests that the UN secretary-general, along with …

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