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Legal news from Sunday, September 10, 2006
16:09 EDT

[JURIST] Two Kuwaiti nationals held for four years in the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], Cuba, are set to be sent home to stand trial, the head of the Kuwaiti Family Committee [advocacy website], a group lobbying for the release of Kuwaiti detainees, said Sunday. The [read more]

14:09 EDT

[JURIST] CIA operatives taking over the interrogation of captured top al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah [BBC News backgrounder] 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 [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] Palestinian refugees in Iraq face danger from Shiite militias [CFR backgrounder] and harassment from the Iraqi government, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said in a new report [text; press release] released Sunday. The monitoring group found that the security of the approximately 34,000 Palestinian refugees in Iraq [JURIST [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] China Sunday released new media regulations [text] governing the domestic release of news and information by foreign news agencies. The regulations give China's official Xinhua News Agency [official website] ultimate rights of approval over the distribution and release of foreign news content in China [JURIST news archive]. The new [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami [BBC profile] 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 [VOA report]. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in New York by seven families, located in [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] UN humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland [official profile] said on a visit to a refugee camp in northern Uganda Saturday that indicted leaders of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] should be brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] despite a recent offer [read more]

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