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UK Government Wants Immunity in Torture Case

Abdel Hakim Belhaj wants to sue British agencies and former foreign secretary Jack Straw. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Lawyer acting for Abdel Hakim Belhaj, who was tortured in Libya after MI6-aided abduction, says case has profound implications Richard Norton-Taylor The government is determined to prevent ministers and officials from being accountable to the courts for colluding in wrongdoing ...

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Stop Guantanamo terror trials, says Obama

Newly-installed President Barack Obama wasted no time in getting down to business today after his administration requested a halt to controversial military trials at Guantanamo Bay. Hours after his historic inauguration as the first black president of the United States, ...

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Cheney hints at pardon for President Bush

BNN | With the Bush administration in its final days questions are being asked whether the president will be investigated over a number of concerns. Thoseconcerns include the legitimacy, legality, and constitutionality of the 2003 invasion of Iraq; the controversial ...

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Will International Law Reach Bush?

By Peter Dyer | Q: What do Radovan Karadzic, former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, and George W. Bush have in common? A: Each lives under the slowly growing shadow of a body of international criminal law. This law ...

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British NASA hacker to face U.S. trial

LONDON (Reuters) – A British computer expert faces up to 70 years in jail after losing his fight on Wednesday against extradition to the United States, where he is accused of “the biggest military hack of all time”. Gary McKinnon ...

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Court Backs Bush on Military Detentions

By ADAM LIPTAK | President Bush has the legal power to order the indefinite military detentions of civilians captured in the United States, the federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled on Tuesday in a fractured 5-to-4 decision. But a second, ...

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Sweden passes ‘Big Brother bill’

Press TV | Swedish lawmakers vote in favor of a controversial bill allowing all emails and phone calls to be monitored over ‘security issues’. Lawmakers voted late on Wednesday on one of the most divisive subjects in Sweden in recent ...

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New High In U.S. Prison Numbers

By N.C. Aizenman | More than one in 100 adults in the United States is in jail or prison, an all-time high that is costing state governments nearly $50 billion a year and the federal government $5 billion more, according to ...

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Students Denied Legal Aid

SchNews | Reckon students are all bone-idle skiving filth who haven’t even got the wit to tie their shoelaces properly? Well then you’d be in disagreement with Judge Parsons (of Brighton magistrates). He’s just refused legal aid to seven students ...

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Bush Using NAFTA to Eliminate Laws

By Greg Palast |Psst! George Bush has a secret. While you Democrats are pounding each other to a pulp in Pennsylvania, the President has snuck back down to New Orleans for a meeting of the NAFTA Three: the Prime Minister ...

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Should flawed war-crimes court be scrapped?

McClatchy-Tribune News Service | The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Thursday, April 17:  The boycotts of hearings by terror suspects is the latest challenge to the war-crimes court at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. So many issues have cropped ...

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Human rights activist on trial in China

BEIJING – Hu Jia, a human rights activist and commentator, was tried in a Beijing court yesterday on charges of inciting subversion against the Chinese government through his writings on the Internet. Hu’s lawyer, Li Fangping, said the Beijing No. ...

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Vets Break Silence on War Crimes

U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are planning to descend on Washington from Mar. 13-16 to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in those countries. By Aaron Glantz “The war in Iraq is not ...

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Secrecy: Update laws on openness

The Clarion-Ledger “It being essential to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of representative government and to the maintenance of a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner, and that citizens be ...

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“Surge” in War Crimes?

U.S. Army unit Probed for killing Iraqi prisoners The US Army has opened a criminal investigation into an allegation of “battlefield deaths” of detainees captured by a US brigade that operated last year in southwest Baghdad, an army spokesman said. ...

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Former US congressman indicted

An ex-congressman is indicted for his part in an alleged terrorist fundraising and accused of sending $130,000 to a Taliban supporter. A US grand jury indicted ex-Republican congressman from Michigan, Mark Deli Siljander, with money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice. ...

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MI6 asks for gagging order in murder trial

David Leigh and Richard Norton-Taylor The Guardian The Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, is behind a virtually unprecedented attempt to hold a British murder trial in secret, the Guardian can disclose. The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, has been asked to sign ...

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De Menezes shooting trial jury out

A jury on Wednesday retired to consider its verdict in the trial of the Metropolitan Police over the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. The force is accused of a “catastrophic” series of errors leading to the death of the ...

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Judge rules internet spying illegal

By Iain Thomson A US judge has ruled that the FBI cannot spy on people’s internet and telephone use without a warrant. Judge Victor Marrero, of the District of Columbia, determined that the rules under the Patriot Act that allowed ...

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