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[JURIST] Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa [official profile] on Saturday rejected [press release] the plan of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] to appoint a panel of experts to look into alleged rights abuses in the island nation's civil war, saying it "is totally uncalled for and unwarranted." Rajapaksa said [read more]

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[JURIST] A spokesperson for the US State Department [official website] said Friday that the Obama administration opposes [daily press briefing] a vote before the full House of Representatives on a resolution [H Res 252 text] branding the World War I-era killings of Armenians by Turkish forces as genocide [JURIST news [read more]

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[JURIST] The Fiji High Court sentenced eight men to prison terms ranging from three to seven years for plotting the assassination of the leader of the country's military government on Friday. The sentencing judge, Justice Paul Madigan chastised the men [BBC report] for their greed and racial motivations in the [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] US lawmakers introduced a bill [text, PDF] Thursday that would require the military interrogation and trial of those taken into US custody who are suspected of links to terrorism. The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 was introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman [read more]

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