Legal news from Sunday, January 16, 2005
14:01 EDT

[JURIST] German lawmakers this weekend proposed that EU justice ministers consider at their next meeting a Europe-wide ban on display of Nazi insignia. The call came in response to outrage [AP report; Anti-Defamation League press release] after Britain's Prince Harry [official website] wore a Nazi swastika [Wikipedia article] armband to [read more]

13:01 EDT

[JURIST] Iraqis reacting Sunday to Saturday's sentencing of US Army Spc. Charles Graner [JURIST report] for abusing Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad were mostly critical of his ten year sentence, five years short of the legal maximum. But while a number suggested that death or even similarly-torturous [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] The first Kuwaiti to be freed from the US terror suspect detention camp at Guantanamo Bay [Joint Task Force Guantanamo official website] arrived home in Kuwait Sunday, where he was taken into custody for questioning. Nasser al-Mutairi [Cageprisoners.com profile], a 28-year old former employee of the Kuwait Ministry of [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Sunday released approximately 80 Afghan detainees from custody at Bagram airbase [GlobalSecurity.org backgrounder] north of Kabul and delivered them to the Afghan Supreme Court, where officials put them on buses home. The detainees were taken in after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. The US [read more]

10:01 EDT

[JURIST] Thousands of Russians, many of them pensioners, marched in several major cities Saturday continuing four days week of protests against the Putin government's repeal of a Soviet-era social benefits law and its replacement by a program of minimal monthly payments. Under the old law, formally repealed January 1, some [read more]

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