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Legal news from Sunday, September 10, 2006
by Natalie Hrubos

Two Kuwaiti nationals held for four years in the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are set to be sent home to stand trial, the head of the Kuwaiti Family Committee, a group lobbying for the release of Kuwaiti detainees, said Sunday. The two prisoners to be released have been identified as Omar …

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by Natalie Hrubos

CIA operatives taking over the interrogation of captured top al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah from FBI agents in 2002 had him stripped, exposed to extreme cold and subjected to loud rock music in an effort to extract sensitive information, the New York Times reported Sunday. The interrogation of Zubaydah at a secret safe-house in Thailand prompted …

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by Katerina Ossenova

Palestinian refugees in Iraq face danger from Shiite militias and harassment from the Iraqi government, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report released Sunday. The monitoring group found that the security of the approximately 34,000 Palestinian refugees in Iraq has drastically deteriorated since the fall of Saddam …

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by Katerina Ossenova

China Sunday released new media regulations governing the domestic release of news and information by foreign news agencies. The regulations give China's official Xinhua News Agency ultimate rights of approval over the distribution and release of foreign news content in China. The new rules designate foreign news agencies as agents of Xinhua and …

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by Katerina Ossenova

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has been served with a summons for a lawsuit by a group of Jewish Iranians while on a two-week visit to the United States. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in New York by seven families, located in Los Angeles and Israel, who claim that the Iranian government …

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by Katerina Ossenova

UN humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland said on a visit to a refugee camp in northern Uganda Saturday that indicted leaders of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) should be brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC) despite a recent offer of amnesty by the Ugandan government …

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