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Spanish judge to probe Iraq refugee camp killings: lawyer

Spanish judge to probe Iraq refugee camp killings: lawyer

MADRID – A Spanish judge will probe a raid by Iraqi police and soldiers on a camp for Iranian refugees in July 2009 that killed 11 people, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said Tuesday.
A Spanish National Court ruling in favour of an investigation into the events at Camp Ashraf, near the Iraqi border with Iran, became effective Tuesday after a five-day waiting period for possible appeals, said a lawyer for victims’ relatives.
In December 2009 National Court judge Fernando Andreu

8 accused in target killings remanded

KARACHI – Eight men suspected of involvement in sectarian targeted killings were remanded into the custody of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) police until January 6 on Monday.
The suspects, allegedly associated with the banned Sipah-e-Muhammad, were produced by police before different judicial magistrates, seeking physical remand for further interrogation.
The suspects, arrested in separate raids on Sunday, were identified as Babar Hussain, Parvez Zaidi, Rafat Ali,

Poland hails Russian blame for Stalin over WWII killings

WARSAW: Poland on Friday hailed the Russian parliament’s declaration blaming Joseph Stalin for a World War II massacre, a week before Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev makes an official visit.
“This is a good step, and an important sign,” Poland’s speaker of parliament Grzegorz Schetyna told reporters, noting that the acknowledgement that the Soviet dictator personally ordered the Katyn massacre of Polish officers came just over a week before Medvedev visits.

Sherpao demands judicial inquiry into Karachi killings

The Pakistan People’s Party-Sherpao (PPP-S) demanded a judicial inquiry into the recent assassinations in Karachi and also suggested that a reconciliation commission should be set up, comprising political parties and civil society organisations to resolve the issue.
The residents of Karachi, especially those who came from Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa, were facing a very difficult situation said PPP-S President and former interior minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao while

NATO investigates Afghan killings

An Afghan police commander said that NATO helicopters killed six community police on Friday as the military announced it was sending a team to investigate the charges.
Dozens of Afghans demonstrated in the eastern city of Khost alleging Western military helicopters killed the officers. Police sought to calm their anger.
A unit of community police, a militia-style force recently launched to fight Taliban insurgents in remote villages, opened fire on a NATO helicopter, Khost