Posts Tagged ‘trials’


20 May, 2011

SYDNEY (AFP) – Two Australian soldiers charged over the deaths of six civilians, including children, during a military raid in Afghanistan will not have to face a court martial, a judge advocate ruled Friday. (more…)

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The Canberra Times, By David Ellery

17 May, 2011

The Government is spending far more to try two Australian soldiers for manslaughter than it may have paid out in compensation to the families of their six alleged victims in Afghanistan.

The two Army Reservists – both members of the 1st Commando Regiment – are allegedly responsible for the deaths of one adult and five children on February 12, 2009. (more…)

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By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo. 17:16 GMT, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:16 UK

A United Nations agency has confirmed the closure of both the facilities which housed children who had been involved with the separatists.

Since the war ended, the government has been holding around 10,000 former Tamil Tiger members or fighters. (more…)

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By Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA)
Zamboanga City, Philippines_(dpa) _ A Philippine court on Wednesday ordered the release of seven people arrested for allegedly providing support to Muslim militants holding captive two European Red Cross workers.

By Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA)

The suspects – three police officers, two village captains and two alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf rebel group – were freed two days after police filed criminal charges of kidnapping for ransom and illegal detention against them.

They were arrested on Jolo island, 1,000 kilometres south of Manila, last week on suspicion of being supporters of al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf rebels, Governor Abdusakur Tan said.


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