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US Military Judge Orders 9/11 Suspects’ Torture Testimony to Remain Secret

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military judge in charge of the future trial of five September 11 terror suspects has ordered that testimony about their capture, imprisonment and alleged torture must remain secret. Judge James Pohl ruled Wednesday that making this information public could endanger U.S. national security. Pohl also ruled in favor of the so-called 40-second rule […]

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Vatican Court Convicts Programmer in Leaks Scandal

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Vatican court has convicted a computer programmer employed by the Holy See of helping the former papal butler create a series of information leaks that embarrassed Pope Benedict. The court on Saturday then handed 48-year-old programmer Claudio Sciarpelletti a suspended sentence of two months in prison and five years’ probation. The three-judge panel convicted […]

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Russian Court Sends Anti-Putin Protester to Prison

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The first of 19 Russians arrested during a massive protest rally against President Vladimir Putin’s re-election has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison Friday. Human-rights activists said they were surprised at the severity of the sentence handed down to Maxim Luzyanin, a 36-year-old businessman. He had pleaded guilty […]

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US Army Orders Accused Fort Hood Shooter to Shave His Beard

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army appeals court has ruled that Fort Hood shooting suspect Major Nidal Hassan must shave off his beard for trial. The court on Thursday rejected Hassan’s argument that his beard is an expression of his Muslim faith. It ordered him to shave it off or have it removed by force. Hasan, an Army […]

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US Jury Convicts Somali National of Supporting Al-Shabab Terrorists

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal jury has convicted a 46-year-old Somali national of conspiring to recruit young men from Minnesota to join the al-Qaida-linked terrorist group al-Shabab in its push to topple the Mogadishu government. Defendant Mahamud Said Omar was found guilty by the Minneapolis jury on all five counts of giving material support to terrorists, and […]

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Karadzic Tells UN Court He Should Be Rewarded for Trying to Avoid War

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has told the United Nations war crimes tribunal that he should be rewarded for promoting peace rather than charged with genocide for his role in the Bosnian civil war of the 1990s. Looking relaxed and sometimes smiling, Karadzic was speaking Tuesday as he opened his own defense at the […]

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Prestige Oil Spill Trial Begins

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Nearly 10 years after the worst oil spill in Spain’s history, trial is underway for four men held responsible for the sinking of the oil tanker Prestige off the northwest Spanish coast. Prosecutors are asking a 12-year prison sentence for ship captain Apostolos Mangouras, who is charged with harming the environment. Also charged are the […]

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Karadzic Says He Should Be Rewarded for Trying to Avoid War

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said he should be rewarded for doing all he could to avoid war, as he began his defense Tuesday at the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Karadzic is on trial for 10 counts of war crimes and genocide stemming from the Bosnian War that followed the […]

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Bosnian Serb Commander Begins Defense at War Crimes Tribunal

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serb war commander Radovan Karadzic begins his defense Tuesday at the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Karadzic is accused of masterminding the massacre of almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995. He is also accused of responsibility for the three-year siege of the […]

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Mutiny Trial Begins for 8 Former Serbian Special Police

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Eight former members of an elite police squad loyal to the late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic have gone on trial in Belgrade for their roles in a 2001 mutiny. The charges against members of the once-feared Red Beret police stem from their refusal to arrest Serb suspects wanted by international investigators for war crimes allegedly […]

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