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16:01 EDT

[JURIST] Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) [official website; JURIST news archive] 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 [TRC [read more]

15:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] on Saturday announced it had transferred six detainees [DOD press release] out of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. The detainees, four of whom were sent to Iraq, one to Algeria, and one to Afghanistan, were found to be eligible for transfer [read more]

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[JURIST] The Tehran Revolutionary Court announced Saturday that it has convicted [PressTV report] 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 [read more]

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[JURIST] Venezuela's National Assembly [official website, in Spanish] has prohibited private television stations [Latin American Herald Times report] from presenting live coverage of its debates, according to reports printed Saturday. The restriction came after Globovision [media website, in Spanish] broadcast live video [Youtube video, in Spanish] of Deputy Hugo Marquez [read more]

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