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Legal news from Saturday, May 5, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts

A retired Indonesian general widely blamed for rights abuses committed by pro-Indonesian militias on the former Indonesian island territory of East Timor after an independence referendum in 1999 told an Indonesian-Timorese truth commission Saturday that it was "senseless and crazy" to blame Indonesia for the crimes. General Wiranto, then head of the Indonesian Army, said …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Turkey's Office of the General Prosecutor is investigating Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for possible legal violations after he allegedly criticized the country's Constitutional Court following a controversial ruling earlier this week, CNN Turk reported Friday. At the instance of lawyer Sedat Vural, Erdogan is facing potential charges of attempting …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

A new Pentagon survey of the mental health of deployed US Army and Marine Corps troops in Iraq released Friday shows that a significant percentage approve of abusing and even torturing Iraqi non-combatants, finding that "only 47 percent of soldiers and 38 percent of Marines agreed that non-combatants should be treated with dignity and respect. More than one-third …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a racketeering lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation launched in respect of an alleged agreement with retailer Best Buy can proceed, overturning a lower court ruling. Consumers claimed that in the context of a promotional deal, Microsoft had arranged with Best Buy that …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Rear Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, has said that he supports so-called "habeas visits" of lawyers with detainees at the facility and no longer endorses visit restrictions along the lines outlined in a recent US Department of Justice filing with the US DC …

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