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Legal news from Sunday, March 28, 2010
by Dwyer Arce

The UN Human Rights Committee has called on Uzbekistan to carry out an independent investigation into the May 2005 Andijan clashes between Uzbek protesters, soldiers and police that human rights groups claim killed up to 500 people. Uzbek officials have officially put the death toll at 173. The Committee's report …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A top Japanese judge on the International Criminal Court (ICC) Sunday called on more Asian governments to participate in the tribunal so its regional representation would be more balanced. Judge Kuniko Ozaki, who was elected to the ICC in January, said that both Asia and the Middle East are underrepresented on the court. …

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by Dwyer Arce

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) released information Friday on hundreds of people tried and convicted in federal courts on charges related to international terrorism since 9/11. The National Security Division (NSD) chart has been maintained since the September 2001 attacks, and includes the name, charges, and sentences of 403 …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng spoke to a reporter from Reuters Sunday verifying that he is alive and is living in Wutai mountain in China's Shanxi province. Gao, who had been missing for more than a year, said he had been released last year and that he wanted to "live a …

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