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Legal news from Sunday, August 3, 2008
15:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq [official website] announced Saturday that it has charged [press release] 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. [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] Provisional vote results for a Latvian referendum [fact sheet, PDF] held Saturday on a proposed amendment [text] to the country's constitution [text, PDF] that would have given voters the power to dissolve the country's parliament, the Saeima [official websites], indicated Sunday that the referendum failed because of low voter [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] 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 [profile], a dual US and Egyptian citizen who is a professor of sociology [read more]

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