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Legal news from Saturday, October 9, 2010
by Daniel Makosky

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Wednesday that governmental interests in the protection of sensitive information supersede a detainee's request for its disclosure. The decision overturns the district court's earlier finding in favor of Guantanamo Bay detainee Djamel Ameziane, who claims to have been …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

Family members of Turkish activists killed during Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound flotilla in May have sent a request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a formal investigation into the incident. The families submitted the request on behalf of nine Turkish activists and one American activist who were killed during the raid [Guardian …

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by Daniel Makosky

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled 5-4 Friday that Canadians do not have the right to have counsel present during custodial interrogations. The court held that § 10(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which states that those under arrest have the right "to retain and instruct counsel without delay and to be …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

Accused Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout on Friday filed an appeal challenging the Bangkok Criminal Court's decision to dismiss money laundering and fraud charges against him, which removed obstacles to his US extradition. According to Bout's lawyer Lak Nitiwatanavichan, the arms dealer is now seeking to have these charges reinstated [Bangkok Post …

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