Legal news from Sunday, February 5, 2006
20:02 EDT

[JURIST] Lebanese Interior Minister Hassan Sabeh resigned his post Sunday after rioters protesting the Danish publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad [JURIST news archive] set fire to the Danish embassy in Beirut [JURIST report]. Sabeh had been criticized [Beirut Daily Star editorial] for failing to protect the building; he [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] Khalil Dulaimi [JURIST news archive], chief defense lawyer for deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive], said Sunday he had been notified by "the Americans" that defense lawyers for Hussein and his co-defendants would not be allowed access to their clients. This is the first time that lawyers [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] Interpol [official website] Sunday issued an urgent global security alert [press release] following the escape from a prison in Yemen [government website] of 23 individuals, some of them suspected Al Qaeda members. Among the fugitives is Jamal Ahmed Badawi [MIPT profile], the mastermind behind the 2000 terror attack [US [read more]

14:02 EDT

[JURIST] Steven Bradbury [SourceWatch profile], acting head of the US Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel [official website], told Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) [official website] in a closed Senate Intelligence Committee [official website] meeting last week that the president may have the executive power to order the killing of terrorist [read more]

13:02 EDT

[JURIST] Current and former intelligence officials and private sector sources, speaking anonymously, have said that the National Security Agency warrantless surveillance program [JURIST news archive] monitoring communication coming from outside the US to US residents has yielded few actionable results, according to a Sunday report in the Washington Post. Fewer [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Thousands of Lebanese Muslims angered at caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten [Jyllands-Posten archive in English] in September and last week were reprinted in other European newspapers [JURIST report] protested outside the Danish embassy in Beirut [official website] on Sunday and a small [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki [official profile] confirmed Sunday that Iran had ceased cooperating with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website], allowing the country to resume uranium enrichment without being subject to IAEA inspections. The move, ordered Saturday by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [official website] by voluntarily suspending [press [read more]

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