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Afghan president orders review of marital law – Afghanistan- msnbc.com

The Afghan president said Saturday he had ordered a review of a new law that critics say makes it legal for men to rape their wives. Read more detail on Legal News Directory – General Legal News

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Government Contractors Immune from Suit in Afghan Copter Crash

Survivors of and heirs to those killed in the February 2007 crash of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan sued the defense contractors (Boeing, Honeywell, Goodrich, and AT Engine Controls), claiming that design and manufacture flaws caused the crash. The District… … Continue reading

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Whistleblower soldier pleads guilty in Afghan civilian death

[JURIST] Military judge Colonel David Conn sentenced Specialist Adam Winfield to three years in prison, demotion to private and a bad-conduct discharge on Friday for involuntary manslaughter in the death of an Afghan civilian. Winfield pleaded guilty [AP report] to … Continue reading

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Afghan Guantanamo detainee, suspected terrorist dies in apparent suicide

[JURIST] An Afghan Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee believed to be an al Qaeda leader, was found dead in his cell in what appears to be a suicide [press release], the US Southern Command [official website] announced Wednesday. Guards … Continue reading

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US solider pleads guilty to murdering Afghan civilians

[JURIST] Specialist Jeremy Morlock [JURIST news archive] pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of murder as part of a plot contrived with fellow soldiers to kill Afghan civilians. At the court-martial, held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord [official website], Morlock also … Continue reading

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