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Legal news from Sunday, January 11, 2009
by Benjamin Klein

US President-elect Barack Obama said during an interview broadcast Sunday that he has not ruled out prosecuting officials for rights abuses committed under the Bush administration. Asked whether he would appoint a special prosecutor to independently investigate the greatest crimes of the Bush administration, including torture and warrantless wiretapping, Obama said the …

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by Benjamin Klein

Turkish police on Sunday arrested 12 more people and detained an additional 33 in an investigation of an alleged plot to overthrow the government of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The arrests on Sunday follow the detention last week of the former head of the police anti-terror unit and three retired generals, one …

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by Tere Miller-Sporrer

Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone pledged an additional $21 million in aid for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Sunday during a visit to the country. This pledge doubles the amount of aid provided by Japan to the tribunal. In spite of the pledge, the ECCC …

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