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Legal news from Sunday, October 3, 2010
by Erin Bock

Two Israeli soldiers were convicted by a military tribunal on Sunday of using a 9-year-old Palestinian boy to search confiscated bags for explosives in during the 2008-2009 Gaza war. The boy described the incident in an affidavit to the advocacy group Defence for Children International and stated that he feared the soldiers would kill him …

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by Erin Bock

The Afghan government on Sunday began the process of assuming responsibility for the country's security by disbanding eight Afghan and foreign private security firms and confiscating their weapons and ammunition. The banning of the firms is being conducted in accordance with a decree issued by Afghan President Hamid Karzai in …

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by Dwyer Arce

Fijian opposition leader Mahendra Chaudry was arrested by military authorities Friday for allegedly holding public meetings in violation of regulations imposed by the military government of Prime Minister Commodore Josaia Voreqe "Frank" Bainimarama. Chaudry, a former prime minister who lost power in a coup in 2000, is to be brought before the Rakiraki Magistrates Court …

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by Dwyer Arce

The Ecuadorean government will revise a controversial austerity law following unrest and a suspected coup attempt, government officials announced Saturday. The announcement came after days of unrest, during which protesting police officers fired tear gas at President Rafael Correa, surrounded the hospital at which he was being treated, and trapped him there for …

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