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Legal news from Sunday, October 10, 2010
by Erin Bock

An Iraqi court on Sunday acquitted two men accused of killing six British soldiers in Basra in 2003. The court ruled that it had insufficient evidence to prosecute Hamza Hateer and Mussa Ismael al-Fartusi for their participation in the "Red Cap murders". The incident involved a mob of 400 people attacking a police station …

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by Erin Bock

The Israeli Cabinet approved an amendment Sunday to the country's Citizenship law that would require those seeking citizenship to pledge allegiance to Israel as a "Jewish and democratic state" and promise "to honor the laws of the state." The amendment was approved by a vote of 22-8. Defense Minister Ehud Barak …

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by Daniel Richey

Representatives from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) appeared before the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday to request additional financial resources and institutional support on behalf of the various war crimes tribunals. The ICTY and the ICTR, founded by the UN in early …

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by Daniel Richey

Bolivian President Evo Morales signed a controversial bill into law Friday that permits the government to punish media outlets for publishing racist content. Under the new law, the government can fine or even revoke the media licenses of newspapers and other media that publish content it …

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