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Legal news from Saturday, December 22, 2007
by Patrick Porter

US President George W. Bush Friday signed into law a bill that will allow the federal government to prosecute individuals in the US suspected of genocide abroad. The Genocide Accountability Act of 2007 modifies Section 1091, Title 18 USC, which had limited genocide prosecution to US nationals or to offenses by non-nationals committed inside …

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by Patrick Porter

The US Department of Defense said Friday that newly charged Saudi Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi is the brother-in-law of Khalid al Mihdhar, one of the 9/11 hijackers. Mihdhar was on American Airlines Flight 77, the plane that hit the Pentagon. MCT has more. Military prosecutors at Guantanamo Bay filed charges …

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by Patrick Porter

A panel of former 9/11 Commission members say the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) withheld videotapes showing the interrogation of terror suspects, possibly violating federal law. According to a Saturday New York Times report, the panel began to review documents concerning the matter after it was disclosed earlier this month that the agency destroyed the videotapes …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, apologized Friday for his role in two massacres which occurred during his administration in the early 1990s. Fujimori's apology came during his trial on murder and kidnapping charges stemming from the military killings of 25 people in 1991 and 1992. The victims included a professor and nine …

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