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Legal news from Sunday, April 19, 2009
by Devin Montgomery

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday issued an order to prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi to recognize the legal rights of detained journalists Roxana Saberi and Hossein Derakhshan, according to a report by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). According to the IRNA, the letter called for Mortazavi to make …

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by Devin Montgomery

French police arrested Jurdan Martitegi Lizaso, the alleged leader of Spain's Basque separatist group ETA, and two others during Saturday raids in which Spanish police also arrested six other suspected members of the group. Officials alleged that the group was planning a terrorist attack …

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by Lucas Tanglen

US President Barack Obama is in violation of international law for declining to prosecute Bush-era CIA agents who allegedly used torture, UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak said in an interview published Friday in Austrian newspaper Der Standard. Nowak said the US is …

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by Lucas Tanglen

The government of Serbia on Friday submitted its arguments against the legality of Kosovo's unilaterally declared independence to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremic said the government, in the almost 1,000 pages it submitted in the case …

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