Legal news from Saturday, April 8, 2006
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[JURIST] King Gyanendra [official profile; BBC profile] of Nepal [JURIST news archive] announced a strict all-day curfew Saturday that forced pro-democracy leaders to postpone a large rally organized by the country's seven main political parties. He ordered violators to be shot on sight. Government officials said the curfew was imposed [read more]

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[JURIST] President Bush indicated in his weekly radio address [text; recorded audio] Saturday that he would not support any immigration reform [JURIST archive] that would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Although he continued to call for a temporary guest worker program [JURIST report], he insisted:A new temporary worker program should [read more]

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[JURIST] A US military lawyer acting as defense counsel for a Yemeni prisoner on trial for terrorism-related offenses before a military commission [DOD backgrounder; JURIST news archive] at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] on Friday challenged a US Department of Defense regulation that says that only military attorneys with security [read more]

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[JURIST] UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Juan Mendez [official profile] said Friday that the international community remains reluctant to contribute the funds and military personnel necessary to stop genocide worldwide, as he spoke at a press conference on the 12th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda [JURIST [read more]

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[JURIST] Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed [CBC profile], alleged to have masterminded the 2004 Madrid train bombings [JURIST news archive], claimed Friday in papers filed with the Italian court hearing his criminal case that he had been mistreated by Spanish and Italian law enforcement since his 2004 arrest in Milan [JURIST [read more]

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[JURIST] The Santiago Court of Appeals [Chilean judiciary website in Spanish] Friday dismissed two charges against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of forging Chilean Defense Ministry [official website, in Spanish] documents and failing to declare assets in a tax return, while upholding his tax evasion [read more]

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