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Legal news from Sunday, June 10, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

Chief judge Mohammed al-Uraibi of the Iraqi High Tribunal said Sunday that the court will hand down a verdict June 24 in the genocide trial of Ali Hassan al-Majid - known to the Western media as "Chemical Ali" - and five other former Hussein-era officials. The six face genocide charges [JURIST news …

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by Natalie Hrubos

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday withdrew restrictions on media covering the political crisis that has followed the president's March 9 decision to suspend Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry. Earlier this month, Musharraf issued an emergency ordinance to punish broadcasters allegedly undermining national unity through criticism and …

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by Natalie Hrubos

A US military investigator considering the case against Marine lawyer Capt. Randy W. Stone has recommended that he not face court-martial for his failure to launch a probe into the November 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi civilians by a squad of US Marines at Haditha, according to Stone's defense attorney speaking Saturday. US Marine …

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