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Legal news from Sunday, August 3, 2008
by Nick Fiske

The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq announced Saturday that it has charged two US soldiers with premeditated murder, assault, making a false official statement and obstruction of justice in connection with the death of an Iraqi detainee. Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner and First Lt. Michael C. Behenna, members of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry stationed at …

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by Deirdre Jurand

Provisional vote results for a Latvian referendum held Saturday on a proposed amendment to the country's constitution that would have given voters the power to dissolve the country's parliament, the Saeima, indicated Sunday that the referendum failed because of low voter turnout. The amendment specifically provides: Electors, in number comprising not …

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by Deirdre Jurand

A judge in an Egyptian court Saturday convicted a prominent human rights activist and outspoken critic of President Hosni Mubarak in absentia of defaming Egypt and sentenced him to two years in prison. Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a dual US and Egyptian citizen who is a professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo and who founded the …

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