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Pakistani court issued arrest warrant for ex-President Musharraf

ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf over the assassination of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a public prosecutor said. Musharraf, who was president when Bhutto was killed in December 2007 in a gun and suicide bomb attack, is in self-imposed…

France sends Rwandan Hutu to war crimes tribunal

France is transferring exiled Rwandan Hutu rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana to the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, prosecutors said on Tuesday. French authorities arrested Mbarushimana last October on a warrant issued by the ICC in September for charges of murders, rape, torture…

Judge warns of ‘Orwellian state’ in warrantless GPS tracking case

Police in Delaware may soon be unable to use global positioning systems (GPS) to keep tabs on a suspect unless they have a court-signed warrant, thanks to a recent ruling by a superior court judge who cited famed author George Orwell in her decision. In striking down evidence obtained through…

Lawyer: Assange accusers are WikiLeaks fans, not CIA agents

A lawyer for two women who have accused Julian Assange of sexual impropriety is fighting back against claims the women have links to the CIA and are motivated by revenge or money. Claes Borgstrom, a Swedish lawyer known for specializing in gender cases, told the media Friday that it’s “very…

Federal court blocks Obama Administration attempt to spy on cell phones without a warrant

The Obama Administration’s effort to obtain your location from cell phone towers without a warrant was rebuffed Wednesday by a federal court. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department cannot obtain information about which cell phone towers mobile phones communicate with without a warrant. The…

Warrant needed to snoop on your emails, court finally rules

After many years of legal uncertainty, a federal appeals court has finally declared that emails have the same Fourth Amendment protections as regular mail and telephone calls. “Given the fundamental similarities between email and traditional forms of communication, it would defy common sense to afford emails lesser Fourth Amendment protection,”…

Australia vows to back Assange

SYDNEY — Australian diplomats will support detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd vowed Wednesday, even after Assange accused Canberra of “disgraceful pandering” to his foes. Australia’s consul-general to Britain has already spoken to Assange, arrested in London Tuesday on a warrant seeking his extradition to Sweden on…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

Update: Assange denied bail, remanded to British custody Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange was arrested Tuesday morning by London Metropolitan police on a warrant out of Sweden. The Guardian reports on a statement from Metropolitan police that “Assange, 39, was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant by appointment at a London…

Assange threatens to release ‘poison pill’ if arrested or killed

There is a new threat from the founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. Julian Assange will release a “poison pill” that contains a “deluge” of secret information if he is killed, arrested or his website is permanently shut down, Daily Mail reports. “Due to recent attacks on our infrastructure, we’ve…

Sweden to issue new warrant for WikiLeaks head

Swedish police said Thursday they would issue a new international arrest warrant for Julian Assange to replace one that could not be enforced in Britain because of a procedural error. “We have to refresh the warrant. It’s a procedural fault, we agree. The prosecutor Marianne Ny has to write a…

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