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18:05 EDT

[JURIST] The British prisoners rights group Reprieve [advocacy website] has claimed that over 60 of the foreign detainees imprisoned by the US at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] were juveniles under 18 years of age when captured, and that some were as young as 14. Reprieve told the Independent newspaper [read more]

17:05 EDT

[JURIST] Over 1000 UK service personnel have deserted since the beginning of the war in Iraq, the BBC reported Sunday. A total of 134 deserted in 2003, 229 in 2004, 377 in 2005, and 189 so far in 2006, up from 86 in 2001, and 118 in 2002. The UK [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] Iran has delivered a "bill of indictment" against former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, which will submit it to Iraq's High Criminal Court, according to a joint statement [text] issued Saturday by the governments of Iran and Iraq on the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] US Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), a former US Marine now senior Democrat on the House Defense Appropriations subcommittee, said [recorded video] Sunday on ABC's This Week that Marine killings of up to 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha [JURIST report] in November after a comrade was killed by a roadside [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice late Friday filed for dismissal [redacted brief in support of motion, PDF] of two lawsuits [JURIST report] brought over the National Security Agency's domestic wiretapping program [JURIST news archive], saying that defending them would require disclosure of state secrets and would be contrary to [read more]

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