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Legal news from Sunday, September 30, 2007
by Michael Sung

A US military judge postponed an Article 32 hearing on US Army sniper Sgt. Evan Vela Sunday, following a fellow Army sniper's acquittal on premeditated murder charges. Vela, who has argued that he was simply following orders to "bait" and kill suspected Iraqi insurgents with materials that could be used to aid the insurgency, is …

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by Michael Sung

Myanmar opposition leader and democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi was briefly released from house arrest Sunday to met with visiting UN Special Envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari, but Gambari was not allowed to meet with top junta leaders Senior General Than Shwe or Deputy Senior General Maung Aye in his efforts to halt …

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by Michael Sung

Pakistani riot police clashed with lawyers demonstrating outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Saturday, as hundreds protested a high court ruling allowing Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to run for another term as president while still serving as chief of the Pakistani army. A former vice-president of …

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by Michael Sung

Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader has criticized the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for its judgments on Serb suspects allegedly involved in the 1991 Vukovar massacre, saying in a letter sent Friday to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the ICTY failed to act in a "balanced and impartial …

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