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Legal news from Saturday, December 11, 2004
14:12 EDT

[JURIST] According to British Foreign & Commonwealth Office documents obtained and published Saturday by the Guardian newspaper, Martin Mubanga, one of four muslim Britons still held at Guantanamo Bay, made new allegations of torture and humiliation endured by him and other detainees during a recent "welfare visit" from an FCO [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] Denise K. Woo, a 45 year old former FBI agent, has been indicted on five criminal counts for tipping-off a suspect under investigation and lying to other FBI agents. Woo's indictment revealed that the FBI was conducting a national security probe on a Chinese-American man suspected of collecting information [read more]

08:12 EDT

[JURIST] US military officials said Saturday that a US soldier has been sentenced to three years in prison for killing a severely wounded Iraqi. As previously reported in JURIST's Paper Chase, Staff Sgt. Johnny M. Horne Jr., 30, of Winston-Salem, N.C., had pleaded guilty on Friday to unpremeditated murder of [read more]

07:12 EDT

[JURIST] The White House said late Friday evening that former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has withdrawn his nomination as homeland security secretary. Kerik said in a statement that "In the course of completing documents required for Senate confirmation, I uncovered information that now leads me to question the [read more]

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