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Leading Human Rights Judge Goes on Trial in Spain

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A leading Spanish human rights judge went on trial Tuesday in Madrid – his second trial in as many weeks. Baltasar Garzon faces charges of exceeding his powers by violating a 1977 amnesty agreement. Garzon is facing the Spanish Supreme Court on charges he ordered an investigation into the disappearance of 114,000 people during the […]

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Monitors: Latest Judge Conflict Hampers Justice

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Khmer Rouge tribunal monitors say a conflict between two judges at the United Nations-backed court will hamper the pursuit of cases against former Khmer Rouge leaders. Clair Duffy, a tribunal monitor for the Open Society Justice Initiative, said the rare public exchange highlights obstacles facing the court that need to be addressed by the broader […]

Prosecutors to Sum Up in Mubarak Case

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian prosecutors will soon present their final arguments in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak. The summing up might start on Tuesday at the court in Cairo. Mr. Mubarak is charged with corruption and involvement in the deaths of hundreds of anti-government protesters during last year’s demonstrations which unseated the long-time leader. He has […]

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Wikileaks Suspect to Appear in US Court

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Army soldier accused of leaking thousands of classified and sensitive documents to the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks will make his first public appearance in court Friday. Prosecutors will make the case for a court martial against 23-year-old Private First Class Bradley Manning during the opening of his pre-trial hearing at Fort Meade in Maryland. […]

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Ex-Leader: Khmer Rouge Not ‘Bad People’

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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  The former number two leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime is denying responsibility for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people during the 1970s, insisting that he and his comrades were not “bad people.” Nuon Chea’s testimony came Monday in a packed courtroom in Phnom Penh, as a United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal […]

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Ex-Leader: Khmer Rouge Not “Bad People”

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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The former number two leader of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime says he and his comrades were not “bad people.” Nuon Chea told Cambodia’s U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal Monday that he did not want the “next generation” to “misunderstand history” and believe the Khmer Rouge were “criminal.” Reputed Khmer Rouge chief ideologue Nuon Chea, former […]

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Ex-Khmer Rouge President: Prosecutors Head-Hunting

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The former president of Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime, currently on trial for crimes against humanity, denies taking part in any atrocities. Khieu Samphan told a U.N.-backed court in Phnom Penh Wednesday the allegations against him are based on bad information. He accused prosecutors of fabricating information to get a conviction. The 80-year-old former […]

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Khmer Rouge Number Two Says Regime Acted in Country’s Interest

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The number two leader in Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge regime, accused of orchestrating Cambodia’s “killing fields,” told a U.N.-backed tribunal that he acted in the interest of the country and to protect it from a potential invasion by Vietnam. The communist movement’s chief ideologue, Nuon Chea, has denied charges that he committed genocide and crimes […]

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Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial Opens in Cambodia

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Three top Khmer Rouge leaders have gone on trial in Cambodia, accused of masterminding one of the worst horrors of the 20th Century. In opening statements Monday, prosecutor Chea Leang said Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan, reputed chief ideologue Nuon Chea and Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary orchestrated the bloody “killing fields” […]

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Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial Opens in Cambodia

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors in the U.N.-backed trial of three top Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia accused the men of masterminding one of the worst horrors of the 20th Century. In opening statements Monday, prosecutor Chea Leang said Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan, reputed chief ideologue Nuon Chea and Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary orchestrated […]

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