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Legal news from Saturday, September 24, 2011
by Julia Zebley

The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was paused on Saturday, after lawyers representing victims and their families filed motions to change both the location and judge for the trial. That morning, confidante to Mubarak and his former defense minister, Field Marshal Tantawi testified against Mubarak in a closed-session, but left early and refused to …

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by Julia Zebley

The Collective of Basque Political Prisoners (EPPK) on Friday released a statement supporting the 2010 Guernica agreement and called for the Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) to commit to a permanent truce. The EPPK is comprised of 700 Spanish and French prisoners, of varying levels of leadership in the ETA. The group …

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by Erin Bock

A soldier with the US Army was sentenced on Friday for his role in murdering an unarmed teenage Afghan civilian. Private Andrew Holmes was sentenced to seven years in prison as part of a plea deal that he agreed to on Thursday. Holmes pleaded guilty to shooting the civilian, but pleaded not guilty …

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by Erin Bock

A judge in the US District Court for the District of Idaho issued a temporary order on Friday preventing the state of Idaho from enforcing a law that prohibits a woman from terminating her own pregnancy. Jennie Linn McCormack was charged earlier this year under a 1972 Idaho state law that makes it a felony …

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