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Legal news from Sunday, September 23, 2007
by Michael Sung

Pakistani government authorities detained at least a dozen members of the opposition Saturday as part of an effort to prevent possible "disturbances" relating to President Pervez Musharraf re-election bid. A high level official in the capital Islamabad indicated that more arrests were likely in as the October 6 election nears. Pakistan's president is chosen by an electoral …

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by Michael Sung

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is retaining more detailed information on US-bound travelers than previously acknowledged in its Automated Targeting System (ATS), the Washington Post reported Saturday. Privacy activists say that the ATS, designed to help authorities access the security risk posed by all individuals entering the United States, has recorded …

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by Michael Sung

A senior Iraqi Interior Ministry official announced Saturday that Iraqi investigators have a videotape showing Blackwater USA private security contractors shooting unarmed Iraqi civilians and that it has referred the incident to the country's judiciary. Under Iraqi law an investigating judge will review the evidence and decide whether to proceed with a criminal prosecution. Blackwater guards contracted …

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