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The trial of former Egyptian president started on Wednesday in Cairo. Speaking from a hospital stretcher where he lay inside a cage for defendants, Hosni Mubarak (photo, from nytimes.com) has denied charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters. This last charge carries the death penalty. (more…)

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Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame has appeared in a civilian court in New York after being held on a US warship offshore for two months  following his capture. While in detention the Somali man was questioned in line with the Geneva Convention, but he was not read his rights, officials said. (more…)

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Maikel Nabil, an Egyptian internet activist, has been sentenced by a military court to three years in jail for criticising the armed forces.

Since president Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11, the military has been ruling the country. (more…)

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Omar Khadr (photo, from cbc.ca), a former child soldier held in Guantanamo Bay, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing an American soldier on an Afghan battlefield. (more…)

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A New York has judge has ruled that a child can be sued for crashing a bicycle into an old woman, causing injuries that led to her death. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Col Russell Williams (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) has been given a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years for two murders and sexual assaults. (more…)

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In the first civilian trial of a former Guantanamo inmate, the judge has ruled that a key US government witness cannot testify, in a blow to prosecutors.

Defendant Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), native of Tanzania, denies helping al-Qaeda kill 224 people in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa. (more…)

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