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Legal news from Friday, May 11, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) on Friday found former US president George W. Bush and seven administration officials guilty of war crimes after a symbolic trial. The five-member tribunal convicted Bush, former vice president Dick Cheney, former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former attorney general Alberto Gonzales [JURIST news …

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by Jennie Ryan

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Colombia ruled Thursday that the final volume in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) history of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba will remain secret. US District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the volume to remain secret because it is merely a …

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by Jennie Ryan

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) to amend a new law that protects people who committed crimes during last year's Libya conflict. The new law protects from prosecution those whose actions were focused on "promoting or protecting the revolution" against Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; …

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