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Hicks arrainged for war crimes; Japanese PM admits sex trade.

Hicks arrainged for war crimes; Japanese PM admits sex trade.

David Hicks will be arraigned for war crimes before a US military tribunal enacted at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba at 1pm this afternoon. Hicks, 31, is charged with providing material support for al-Qa'ida during the US led conflict in Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime and track down associates of bin Laden's group. In a previous […]

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Vali Nasr covers the Shia revival

Vali Nasr covers the Shia revival

Dr. Vali Nasr, one of leading experts on Islam and Muslim politics, presented a lecture for Grand Rapids Community College's Diversity Lecture Series at Fountain Street Church. Dr. Nasr is the author of many books, including The Shia Revival, and is a Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is also an adjunct Senior Fellow […]

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Former Iraqi VP Hanged in Baghdad

Former Iraqi VP Hanged in Baghdad

The former Iraqi Vice President, Taha Yassin Ramadan, was executed by hanging in Baghdad overnight. The Iraqi Tribunal had originally handed down a life sentence for Ramadan, but an appeals court ruled the sentence "too lenient". Ramadan was the fourth member of the former Iraqi regime to be hanged for the Dujail massacre. The motorcade […]

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Weekend Round-Up; Gitmo, Japan sex slaves, Israeli POW slayings, Iraqi Tribunals, and Sudan.

Weekend Round-Up; Gitmo, Japan sex slaves, Israeli POW slayings, Iraqi Tribunals, and Sudan.

This is a brief; topics will be detailed further throughout the week. Walid Mohammad bin Attash confesses to USS Cole attack. The CSRT system in Guantanamo Bay has been hearing the cases of fourteen high value detainees transferred there from CIA black sites. The transcripts of Khalid Sheik Mohammed have been outlined previously here. This […]

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Former Iraqi VP receives death penalty

Former Iraqi VP receives death penalty

Former Iraqi Vice President, Taha Yassin Ramadan, has been sentenced to death by hanging by the appeals chamber of the Iraqi High Tribunal (IHT). The IHT had originally handed down a life sentence in regards to the Dujail massacres of 1982, which followed a failed assassination attempt against former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein , himself […]

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On Tribunals

On Tribunals

The historical aim of tribunals is an integrated, universal policy that will diffuse to local assimilation through continued and standard usage. A practical division of labor accompanied by a reasonable balance between punitive and reconciliatory measures will bring about this assimilation in order to effectively establish a reasonable standard moral code. The 19th century jurisprudential […]

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Khalid Sheik Mohammed and others to face review at Gauntanamo Bay

Khalid Sheik Mohammed and others to face review at Gauntanamo Bay

The US announced that it will hold Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRT's) for 14 suspects transferred from "black sites' operated overseas by the Central Intelligence Agency. Among these detainees are Khalid Sheik Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and Ramzi bin al-Shibh, a senior al-Qa'ida officer and member of the Hamburg cell implicated in […]

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Australian David Hicks charged with war crimes

Australian David Hicks charged with war crimes

The US Defense Department revamped its initial charges against David M. Hicks, an Australian national, held at Guantanamo Bay for the past five years, in violation of the laws of war.  Mr. Hicks was initially charged with "conspiracy to commit war crimes; attempted murder by an unprivileged belligerent and aiding the enemy."  The new charges […]

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ICJ absolves Serbia for Bosnian Atrocities

ICJ absolves Serbia for Bosnian Atrocities

In July 1995, in the United Nations mandated "safe area' of Srebrenica, Serbian forces summarily executed some 8,000 Bosnian men. The forces of the Army of Republika Srpska, led by General Ratko Mladic (still at large in Bosnia for war crimes), "stripped all the male Muslim prisoners, military and civilian, elderly and young, of their […]

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Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Jeopardy

Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Jeopardy

The Khmer Rouge was an extremist Communist power that was the ruling party, under Pol Pot, in Cambodia from 1975-1979. The Khmer Rouge sought to establish a "New People" through isolation from outside influence. They tried to exploit communist ideals to create a classless society by way of an agrarian utopia through isolation, hard labor, […]

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ICC Indicts Suspects in Darfur

ICC Indicts Suspects in Darfur

Roughly beginning in 2003, the Janjaweed paramilitary force in Sudan began a systematic cleansing campaign against the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit ethnic groups in Darfur. Accusations of genocide have been widely circulated since the conflict began; many human rights groups cite some 400,000 deaths from the conflict, with millions displaced. In January, 2005, The International […]

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