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‘All-out war’ erupts between DSK accuser and DA’s office

The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been thrown into further disarray as an all-out war has erupted between the district attorney’s office and the former IMF chief’s accuser. Lawyers for the maid who says Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in a Manhattan hotel room demanded a new prosecutor Wednesday, accusing…

Prosecutor seeks Gaddafi arrest over protest deaths

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – An international prosecutor on Monday sought an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi accusing him of committing crimes against humanity by killing protesters during an uprising against his 41-year rule. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, International Criminal Court prosecutor, also asked judges, who now need to see if…

Gaddafi planned civilian killings, Hague court says

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court has evidence Muammar Gaddafi’s government planned to put down protests by killing civilians before the uprising in Libya broke out, the ICC’s prosecutor said on Tuesday. The peaceful protests that erupted on February 15 descended into civil war as Gaddafi’s forces first fired on demonstrators, then violently…

WikiLeaks founder offered to be interviewed in Sweden: lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly offered to be interviewed in Sweden last year over allegations of rape and molestation, his Swedish lawyer told a British court. On the second day of his extradition hearing in a London court, lawyers for Assange attacked Sweden’s attempts to extradite him from Britain, saying…

Swedish prosecutor’s website under cyber attack

WASHINGTON — The website of the Swedish prosecutor’s office pursuing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange came under cyber attack on Tuesday in the latest salvo by his online supporters. PandaLabs, the malware detection laboratory for computer security firm Panda Security, said the prosecutor’s website, aklagare.se, was brought down by members of…

Swedish prosecutor denies charges against Wikileaks founder are ‘political’

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – A Swedish prosecutor handling rape allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dismissed suggestions from one of his lawyers Sunday that the case might be politically motivated. And as fresh leaks of US diplomatic cables heaped more embarrassment on Washington, one report suggested that the revelations would force…

Yemen charges US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki

Yemen puts US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki on trial in absentia with 2 other men Yemen put a U.S.-born radical cleric on trial in absentia Tuesday, accusing him and two other men of plotting to kill foreigners and being members of al-Qaida. It was the first formal legal action by Yemen…

Under investigation, Ted Stevens’ prosecutor commits suicide

A Justice Department prosecutor killed himself while under investigation over whether he and other attorneys in the prosecution of Sen. Ted Stevens acted improperly in the case, officials said. Nicholas A. Marsh, 37, committed suicide on Sunday, two years after being part of the Justice Department team that convicted Stevens…

Sweden to reopen rape probe of WikiLeaks founder

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – A top Swedish prosecutor said Wednesday she would reopen a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, overturning a previous ruling to quash a probe of the Australian. “There is reason to believe that a crime has been committed. Considering information available at present, my judgement is…

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange interrogated by police over molestation allegation

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been interrogated by police in Sweden, where he is facing molestation allegations, his lawyer said Tuesday, adding he expected the charges to be dropped. Leif Silbersky, one of Sweden’s top defence attorneys, said police had questioned his client in his presence for about an hour…

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