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Legal news from Sunday, August 24, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

A US military judge in Colorado sentenced US Army Pfc. Robin Long Friday to 15 months in prison, dishonorable discharge and demotion after Long pleaded guilty to desertion with intent to remain away permanently. Long fled to Canada in 2005 in moral opposition to the war in Iraq and filed for refugee status …

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by Deirdre Jurand

Officials for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) announced Friday that a Scottish judge will preside over the preparatory stages of the upcoming war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. The designation of Judge Iain Bonomy, who served on the ICTY trial court for …

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