Military legal affairs

June 04, 2019 - 7:29 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A police spokesman on the east Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus says a suitcase containing decomposing human remains has been dragged out of a toxic lake. Andreas Angelides said Tuesday's discovery is a "major development" in the unfolding investigation of a Cypriot army...
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FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers for Gallagher are seeking to have the charges dismissed for alleged prosecutorial misconduct. Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Gallagher are scheduled to argue in military court Wednesday, May 29, 2019, that the case against him has been tainted by lies, withholding evidence and conducting surveillance on the defense. (Andrea Gallagher via AP, File)
June 03, 2019 - 10:14 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military judge took the rare step Monday to remove a prosecutor accused of misconduct from the war crimes case of a decorated Navy SEAL. Capt. Aaron Rugh ordered the lead prosecutor removed from the case of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher after defense lawyers accused...
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FILE - This Thursday, May 16, 2019, file booking photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office, in Virginia, shows Chelsea Manning. Lawyers for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning are renewing efforts to get her released from a northern Virginia jail. Manning’s lawyers filed court papers Friday, May 31, 2019 asking a federal judge to reconsider his decision to send Manning to the Alexandria jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 31, 2019 - 2:14 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning are renewing efforts to get her released from a northern Virginia jail. Manning's lawyers filed court papers Friday asking a federal judge to reconsider his decision to send Manning to the Alexandria jail for...
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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, left, hugs his wife, Andrea Gallagher, after leaving a military courtroom on Naval Base San Diego, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in San Diego. The decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner was freed Thursday from custody after a military judge cited interference by prosecutors. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
May 31, 2019 - 12:26 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Attorneys for a decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner will try again Friday to have the case dismissed after their client was unexpectedly freed from custody. A military judge released Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher from...
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FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers for Gallagher are seeking to have the charges dismissed for alleged prosecutorial misconduct. Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Gallagher are scheduled to argue in military court Wednesday, May 29, 2019, that the case against him has been tainted by lies, withholding evidence and conducting surveillance on the defense. (Andrea Gallagher via AP, File)
May 30, 2019 - 8:46 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner was freed Thursday from custody after a military judge cited interference by prosecutors. The unexpected move drew gasps from those at a hearing in a San Diego courtroom in which lawyers for...
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This undated selfie photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers for Gallagher are seeking to have the charges dismissed for alleged prosecutorial misconduct. Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Gallagher are scheduled to argue in military court Wednesday, May 29, 2019, that the case against him has been tainted by lies, withholding evidence and conducting surveillance on the defense. (Edward Gallagher via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 5:42 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the court case of a Navy SEAL accused of murder (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A military judge overseeing the case of a Navy SEAL charged with murder says he never approved an effort by prosecutors to track defense lawyers' emails. Capt. Aaron Rugh said Thursday he...
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Julian Assange supporters gather outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday May 30, 2019. Assange has missed a court session apparently due to health problems. Assange had been expected to appear from prison via video link at a brief extradition hearing Thursday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. (Thomas Hornall/PA via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 8:09 am
LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange missed a court session Thursday, apparently due to health problems. He had been expected to appear from prison via video link at a brief extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court. Lawyer Gareth Peirce told the court Assange was "not very...
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May 29, 2019 - 12:02 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lawyers for a Navy SEAL accused of killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 are seeking to have the charges dismissed for alleged prosecutorial misconduct. Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher are scheduled to argue in military court Wednesday that the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, leaves court in San Diego. Hunter of has acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine as he defended a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes. The Republican congressman made the comments during a town hall in his San Diego-area district. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 27, 2019 - 3:09 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine as he defended a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes, including killing a teenage fighter. The Republican congressman, who was re-elected last November as he...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 file photo, three Ukrainian ships are docked near the Kerch after been seized on Sunday, in Kerch, Crimea. A U.N. maritime tribunal has ruled that Russia must release three Ukrainian naval vessels captured by Russia in November and release 24 detained sailors. The Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea delivered its verdict Saturday, May 25, 2019 on the case Ukraine brought against Russia. (AP Photo, File)
May 25, 2019 - 8:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. maritime tribunal ruled Saturday that Russia must immediately release three Ukrainian naval vessels captured by Russia in November and also free the 24 sailors it detained. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea issued its order at its Hamburg headquarters following...
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