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Legal news from Saturday, April 7, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

Iranian diplomat Jalal Sharafi has claimed that CIA operatives tortured him after he was kidnapped and detained in Iraq two months ago. According to Iranian state television Saturday, Sharafi, who was released last week, said CIA officials asked him about Iran's relationship with Iraq and various Iraqi groups and then tortured him when he said Iran [JURIST …

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by Natalie Hrubos

A US judge ruled Friday that an anti-Castro militant allegedly behind the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner should be released on bail, which was set at $350,000. Luis Posada Carriles, 78, a former CIA operative trained by the US for the failed anti-Castro Bay of Pigs invasion …

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by Natalie Hrubos

Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Google Friday settled a landmark copyright infringement lawsuit which the French news agency filed two years ago against the Internet giant for automatically pulling and displaying photos, headlines and leads of news stories from the websites of AFP subscribers. The agreement will allow Google to post AFP content on …

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by Michael Sung

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an emergency stay of an federal injunction Friday, hours after US District Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virgina issued the partial order prohibiting leading Internet phone service Vonage from subscribing new customers. On March 8, a federal jury returned a verdict …

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by Michael Sung

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang blasted a new human rights report released by the US Department of State as being inconsistent with "basic facts" Saturday, characterizing it as unsubstantiated and slanderous to the human rights conditions in China. The annual report on US efforts to support …

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by Michael Sung

Monica M. Goodling, one of the key aides who took part in planning the firings of eight US Attorneys who was formerly on voluntary leave from her post as special counsel to the US Attorney General, submitted her resignation without cause Friday. Goodling's resignation, effective Saturday, is the third by a Department of …

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