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Legal news from Sunday, March 8, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

US President Barack Obama has distanced himself from remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder in which he characterized the US as a "nation of cowards" on race matters, according to an interview with the New York Times published Saturday. Holder made the statement during a Justice Department (DOJ) …

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by Devin Montgomery

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday continued to criticize foreign aid agencies he has expelled from the country, and threatened to expel remaining agencies, diplomats and peacekeepers in Sudan. Bashir has expelled 13 foreign aid agencies  from Sudan after the International Criminal Court (ICC) last week issued a warrant for his arrest. …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Bangladeshi officials said Saturday that the government is considering trying by court-martial the more than 1,000 border guards accused of participating in the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny, which killed dozens of top BDR officials, including the force's commander. Law Minister Shafique Ahmed said the government would wait for …

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by Lucas Tanglen

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed claimed in Sunday media reports that documents sent from MI5 to the CIA show that the British intelligence agency was involved with his alleged torture in Morocco. Mohamed claimed the documents reveal that MI5 fed …

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