Legal news from Sunday, July 9, 2006
13:07 EDT

[JURIST] Iraqi Interior Ministry investigations into Iraqi police operations have revealed over 400 incidents of police misconduct, "including the rape of female prisoners, the release of terrorism suspects in exchange for bribes, assassinations of police officers and participation in insurgent bombings", the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Some 400 authenticated [read more]

13:07 EDT

[JURIST] Twenty-five independent and opposition newspapers in Egypt [JURIST news archive] refrained from publishing on Sunday in a pre-planned strike [JURIST report] designed to protest the lack of legal protection afforded to journalists as reflected in a draft press law that permits judges to determine whether to imprison journalists for [read more]

12:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Homeland Security [official website] resumed its repatriation program [JURIST report; DHS backgrounder] for illegal immigrants from Mexico Friday with a flight carrying 67 people to Mexico City. This is the third straight summer that the federal government has used the program, which twice daily flies [read more]

10:07 EDT

[JURIST] US Department of Justice [official website] lawyers said Friday in court documents that Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees may have used paper provided by lawyers to plan the three suicides [JURIST report] that occurred at the prison last month. The US filed a request with the US District [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] Mexican leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador [campaign website, in Spanish; Wikipedia profile] told reporters in Mexico City Saturday ahead of a mass rally that voting fraud caused his official loss to ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon [campaign website, in Spanish; Wikipedia profile] in the July 2 presidential [read more]

09:07 EDT

[JURIST] The US Defense Department has announced that three US servicemen have been charged with rape and murder and a fourth has been charged with dereliction of duty in connection with the March 12 rape and murder of an Iraqi civilian and the murder of her family in Mahmudiya (also [read more]

08:07 EDT

[JURIST] UK Attorney General Lord Goldsmith [official profile] confirmed Saturday that three British bankers charged [indictment, PDF] in the US with wire fraud in connection with the Enron scandal [JURIST news archive] will be extradited and tried in the United States consistent with the terms of the revised UK Extradition [read more]

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