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Legal news from Saturday, March 6, 2010
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by Jonathan Cohen

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday rejected the plan of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a panel of experts to look into alleged rights abuses in the island nation's civil war, saying it "is totally uncalled for and unwarranted." Rajapaksa said that establishing this panel:would certainly be perceived as an interference …

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by Jonathan Cohen

A spokesperson for the US State Department said Friday that the Obama administration opposes a vote before the full House of Representatives on a resolution branding the World War I-era killings of Armenians by Turkish forces as genocide. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley said, "that any …

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by Dwyer Arce

The Fiji High Court sentenced eight men to prison terms ranging from three to seven years for plotting the assassination of the leader of the country's military government on Friday. The sentencing judge, Justice Paul Madigan chastised the men for their greed and racial motivations in the plot to assassinate Prime Minister Commodore Josaia Voreqe Frank Bainimarama …

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by Dwyer Arce

US lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would require the military interrogation and trial of those taken into US custody who are suspected of links to terrorism. The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 was introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and would require that all people detained …

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