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Legal news from Saturday, March 13, 2010
by Daniel Makosky

Spokesperson for Serbia's Office of the War Crimes Prosecutor Bruno Vekaric Saturday announced the arrest of nine individuals suspected of committing war crimes during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war. The nine, members of the Serbian paramilitary group Sakali, are accused of the systematic murders of 41 ethnic Albanians in …

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by Daniel Makosky

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Saturday jointly denounced the Swedish Parliament's Thursday passage of a resolution recognizing the Ottoman Empire's killing of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 as genocide. At a meeting of European foreign ministers in northern Finland Davutoglu questioned the rationale …

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by David Manes

The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) war crimes court indicted the former Serb commander of a special police brigade Saturday for his alleged role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian civil war. The BiH prosecutor accuses Nedjo Ikonic of participating in the killing of thousands of Muslim men and …

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by Gabriela Forbes

A court of first instance in Marseilles Friday ordered that anti-Islamic campaign posters put up by the far-right National Front be taken down. The posters, proclaiming “No to Islamism”, depict a fully veiled woman standing next to a map of France with the pattern of …

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by David Manes

The California Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) filed a consumer protection suit against car manufacturer Toyota on Friday, alleging that the company knowingly sold vehicles with acceleration defects. The suit seeks up to $2,500 in penalties for each violation of California's Unfair Business Practices Act. The OCDA outlined the case …

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