Legal news from Saturday, November 25, 2006
16:11 EDT

[JURIST] In a controversial meeting late Saturday the Lebanese cabinet of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora [BBC profile] renewed its agreement to the terms of a UN-supported international tribunal [JURIST news archive] to try suspects accused of assassinating former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in February 2005. The approval came over the [read more]

15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Former Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] commander Janis Karpinski [JURIST news archive] has repeated her claim that outgoing US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld [official profile] personally ordered "making prisoners stand for long periods, sleep deprivation ... playing music at full volume" and so on at the now infamous Abu [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] Loyalist militant Michael Stone [CNN profile] was charged Saturday with 5 counts of attempted murder after he threw a package of explosives into the entrance of the Stormont parliament buildings [virtual tour] in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Friday and attempted to force his way past security guards. The recently-reconstituted [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] A Yemeni court has convicted Kamal al-Aalafi, editor-in-chief of the al-Rai al-Aam [official website, in Arabic] newspaper, and sentenced him to one year in jail for violating Article 103 of the Press and Publications Law of 1990 [official text] as punishment for publishing offensive cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] A scheduled Saturday meeting of the Lebanese cabinet on the establishment of an international tribunal [JURIST news archive] to try suspects in the February 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri has thrown Lebanon into crisis again even before it has taken place. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora [BBC [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] The New York Times [media website] asked the US Supreme Court [official website] Friday to block a federal investigation into a terrorism probe leak from acquiring the telephone records of two Times reporters until the high court rules on a certiorari petition in the case. A Chicago grand jury [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Officials with the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) [official website] said Saturday that a meeting of the tribunal's judges [press release, PDF] convened to consider Draft Internal Rules [rules text] for pending genocide trials of former Khmer Rouge [JURIST news archive] leaders had failed to reach [read more]

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