Legal news from Sunday, February 25, 2007
17:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Iraqi Oil Ministry [official website] indicated Sunday that a recently proposed law regulating oil revenues may be in jeopardy. Members of the ministry have expressed doubt that the Kurdish administration in the north of the country [official website] will approve the current draft [JURIST report] despite making positive [read more]

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[JURIST] Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive] said in a live television interview with Al Jazeera [report] Sunday that he was "savagely tortured by the CIA when kidnapped" [JURIST news archive; WP timeline] and taken from Milan to Egypt in 2003. Nasr, who has been [read more]

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[JURIST] Lawyers for Australian Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive] are filing a claim Monday in the Federal Court of Australia [official website] in an attempt to secure Hicks' release. Hicks' Australian defense team, headed by David McLeod, will charge the government with breaching its [read more]

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[JURIST] The Virginia General Assembly [official website] passed an unanimous resolution [text] Saturday apologizing for the state's involvement in slavery and the "exploitation of Native Americans". Virginia is the first state to pass such a measure but Missouri legislators are also considering a similar bill. The Virginia measure was introduced [read more]

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[JURIST] Seven more high-profile persons suspected of corruption were arrested in Bangladesh [JURIST news archive] Sunday as government officials announced that trials will begin in March as part of the nation's move to curb the problem. Last week Bangladeshi authorities published a list [JURIST report] of several hundred people suspected [read more]

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