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Legal news from Sunday, February 22, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

Former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian on Friday staged another hunger strike to protest corruption charges he faces, a Taiwanese official at the detention center where Chen is being held said Sunday. Chen was indicted on charges of embezzlement, receiving bribes, forgery, and money laundering in December, and staged an earlier hunger strike to protest …

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by Devin Montgomery

Egypt on Sunday called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to delay issuing an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for a least a year, in order to allow peace talks between the Sudanese government and Darfur rebels to continue. A spokesman for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that …

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by Lucas Tanglen

US Army Sgt. Michael Leahy Jr. was convicted Friday on charges stemming from the 2007 deaths of four Iraqi detainees, and was given a life sentence at a court-martial at a US military base in Germany. Leahy will have a possibility of parole after being dishonorably discharged, having his rank reduced to private, and …

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by Lucas Tanglen

The Iraqi government has reopened the prison formerly called Abu Ghraib, promising to operate the prison by international standards and allow inspections by humanitarian groups. In a tour for members of the media Saturday, officials said they hoped to temper the strong feelings many Iraqis hold toward the prison with a new name, Baghdad …

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