Legal news from Sunday, March 13, 2005
20:03 EDT

[JURIST] AP is reporting that in its Monday session in Beijing China's National People's Congress has approved an anti-secession law authorizing the use of "non-peaceful means" against Taiwan as a last resort in reunification.9:02 PM ET - China's Xinhua news agency now has more and has posted the full text [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] US District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer [official profile] late Saturday blocked out-of-country transfers of 13 Yemeni detainees held by the US at Guantanamo Bay pending a hearing on their lawyers' request for 30-days notice to allow investigation of whether they might face torture or indefinite detention in their home [read more]

09:03 EDT

[JURIST] The Spanish Interior Ministry [official website in Spanish] said Saturday that it had arrested some 41 people, including seven lawyers, for money laundering of some $337 million that may have involved funds from troubled Russian oil company Yukos [corporate website; JURIST Hot Topic news archive]. The international money laundering [read more]

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