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Legal news from Sunday, April 8, 2007
by Caitlin Price

Sudanese Justice Minister Mohammed Ali al-Mardi said Saturday that his government will investigate Friday's UN reports detailing alleged rapes and disappearances carried out by militia soldiers in the Darfur region of Sudan at the end of 2006. Al-Mardi nonetheless complained about the allegations' lack of specificity, telling a news conference: "We always …

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by Melissa Bancroft

Thousands marched through Los Angeles Saturday protesting President Bush's latest proposal to grant citizenship to the more than 12 million illegal immigrants in the US. The proposal floated last month would allow illegal immigrants to apply for work visas, but at the expiration of the visa, immigrants would be required to return to their …

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by Caitlin Price

Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks will not be permitted to sell his story to the media, Australian Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said Sunday. Though he has not been found to have violated any Australian law, Hicks will be subject to the nation's 2002 Proceeds of Crime Act, …

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