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Legal news from Sunday, January 18, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) member John Stewart said Saturday that the commission will recommend the creation of a special tribunal to hear cases against those suspected of war crimes during the the country's 1989-2003 civil war. The TRC, which was established by the peace accord that ended the 14-year …

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by Lucas Tanglen

The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Saturday announced it had transferred six detainees out of Guantanamo Bay. The detainees, four of whom were sent to Iraq, one to Algeria, and one to Afghanistan, were found to be eligible for transfer after what DOD called "a comprehensive series of review processes." …

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by Devin Montgomery

The Tehran Revolutionary Court announced Saturday that it has convicted four Iranians of being involved in an alleged US-supported plan to overthrow the Iranian government. The court said that the four men had confessed to planning to overthrow the Iranian government in cooperation with the US State Department and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) . Last Tuesday, Iranian …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Venezuela's National Assembly has prohibited private television stations from presenting live coverage of its debates, according to reports printed Saturday. The restriction came after Globovision broadcast live video of Deputy Hugo Marquez viewing images of women wearing bathing suits or less on …

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