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Legal news from Sunday, January 10, 2010
by Jay Carmella

The details surrounding the deaths of several individuals inside US immigration detention centers were intentionally concealed, the New York Times (NYT) reported Saturday. The NYT, along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), gathered information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) pertaining to more than 100 deaths that have occurred in the detention facilities …

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by Jay Carmella

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Friday against the Library of Congress on behalf Col. Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo Bay military commissions. Davis, who was employed at Library's Congressional Research Service (CRS), resigned as …

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by Ximena Marinero

Afghan officials on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding to delineate the process through which Afghanistan will take over the US military's Parwan Detention Center that was formerly housed at Bagram Air Base. The transfer of responsibilities may take place within six months, and will initially rely on the …

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by Ximena Marinero

A naturalized American citizen pleaded not guilty on Saturday in federal court in New York City to charges of conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country and of receiving military training from al Qaeda. Adis Mendunjanin was indicted in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Saturday morning, and …

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