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Legal news from Saturday, September 24, 2005
18:09 EDT

[JURIST] Delegates to the International Atomic Energy Agency [official website] board of governors meeting [JURIST report] concluding in Vienna Saturday adopted a resolution that for the first time declares Iran in "non-compliance" with safeguards set under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) [text], a move that allows the IAEA to refer [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] An Iraqi lawyer said Saturday that an Iraqi judge has issued warrants for the arrest of 2 British soldiers freed in a UK raid on a Basra jail [JURIST report] Monday. The soldiers, reported to be undercover SAS [Wikipedia backgrounder] members, are accused of killing an Iraqi policeman and [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US boycotted a 3-day UN conference [conference website; JURIST report] that ended Friday designed to encourage the 11 nuclear countries who have not signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty [text, PDF; Wikipedia backgrounder] to do so. Thirty-three of the 44 signatories possessing nuclear research and power capabilities [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch [advocacy website] claimed in a report [text] issued Friday that members of the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division [official website] systematically tortured Iraqi prisoners in 2003 and 2004 at a military base near Fallujah. A captain and two sergeantsts, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] Defense psychologists testified in court-martial proceedings Friday that learning disabilities and her "compliant personality" made Pfc. Lynndie England [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive] so blindly obedient to her boyfriend and now-incarcerated superior officer Charles Graner [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive] that she thought nothing of posing in Abu Ghraib [read more]

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