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Legal news from Saturday, April 26, 2008
by Jeannie Shawl

ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Saturday called on the government of Sudan to arrest and surrender two war crimes suspects wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a statement noting that arrest warrants for the two suspects - former Sudanese Minister of the Interior Ahmed Muhammad Harun and former militia …

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by Jeannie Shawl

Ugandan police arrested three journalists Saturday as part of an investigation into suspected sedition, according to the journalists' lawyer. The journalists worked on two articles published in the Independent magazine that were critical of the Ugandan military. Formal charges have not yet been filed, but the journalists' lawyer said that they have been accused of possessing seditious …

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by Jeannie Shawl

Opposition members of the Mexican Congress have ended their protest against a proposed energy reform bill backed by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, after the ruling party agreed to allow further debate on the bill. Members of Mexico's Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) and several smaller parties had staged a 15-day sit-in over …

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by Jeannie Shawl

The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the State Secrets Protection Act, sending the legislation to the Senate floor for consideration. The legislation, approved by a 11-8 vote on Thursday, would place restrictions on when the executive can assert the so-called state secrets privilege in lawsuits involving the federal government. According …

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by Jeannie Shawl

US Army Sgt. 1st Class Trey A. Corrales was acquitted by a military jury on Friday of charges connected to the 2007 killing of an unarmed Iraqi civilian near the city of Kirkuk. Corrales was cleared of all charges against him, including premeditated murder, wrongful solicitation of another soldier to shoot an unarmed, …

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