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Legal news from Saturday, June 17, 2006
11:06 EDT

[JURIST] A trial began Saturday for 14 Egyptians charged with helping the men who carried out two bombings in the city of Cairo [Wikipedia backgrounder] in April 2005 that left 10 people and the two bombers dead. Tourists appeared to be the targets and an American and two French citizens [read more]

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[JURIST] French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin [BBC profile] offered an implied criticism of the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] in a speech [text, in French] to the Institute of Higher Studies of National Defense [official website, in French] Friday in which he said efforts to [read more]

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[JURIST] Two weeks after the arrests of 17 Canadians on terrorism-related charges [JURIST report] in the Toronto area, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper [official website] Friday announced [press release] that his government will step up anti-terrorism efforts in Canada by adding more security at airports, marine ports and railway systems. [read more]

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[JURIST] The upper chamber of the French parliament [Senate website, in French] adopted a controversial immigration bill [draft text; JURIST news archive] Friday after the French National Assembly [official website, English version] voted overwhelmingly to approve the measure [JURIST report] last month. The bill [legislative information, in French] makes it [read more]

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[JURIST] Defense attorneys representing two US Marines accused of killing an Iraqi civilian in Hamandiya this spring claim that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service [official website] interrogated their clients under coercive conditions, including making threats about the death penalty. Attorneys Jane Siegel [profile] and Jeremiah Sullivan III said their clients [read more]

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