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Legal news from Sunday, February 11, 2007
by Caitlin Price

Prosecutors in the ongoing genocide trial of Saddam-era officials before the Iraqi High Tribunal introduced a videotape Sunday of executions and destruction of Kurdish homes during the "Anfal" campaigns of the 1980s, which claimed an estimated 180,000 Kurdish lives. Chief prosecutor Munqith al-Faroon said the video …

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by Melissa Bancroft

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the Iraqi High Tribunal (IHT) Sunday to spare the life of former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan citing a lack of evidence tying him to the 1982 Dujail killings for which he is charged. The court reconvenes on Monday …

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by Caitlin Price

A referendum on Portugal's strict abortion laws indicated Sunday that a majority of voters support loosening the current law, but turnout was likely too low to give the decision legal force. Exit polls from Radiotelevisao Portuguesa showed that between 57 and 61 percent of voters would legalize abortion up until …

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by Caitlin Price

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso urged swift resolution on the issue of the European constitution at a press conference with Polish President Lech Kaczynski Saturday. Barroso said, "We are not credible when we say that we try to speak with one voice to third parties …

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