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Legal news from Sunday, February 25, 2007
by Melissa Bancroft

The Iraqi Oil Ministry 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 will approve the current draft despite making positive remarks about the law Saturday. Iraqi legislators delivered the law …

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by Caitlin Price

Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr said in a live television interview with Al Jazeera Sunday that he was "savagely tortured by the CIA when kidnapped" and taken from Milan to Egypt in 2003. Nasr, who has been at the heart of Italian judicial proceedings against …

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by Caitlin Price

Lawyers for Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks are filing a claim Monday in the Federal Court of Australia in an attempt to secure Hicks' release. Hicks' Australian defense team, headed by David McLeod, will charge the government with breaching its duty to protect Hicks, as a citizen, by failing to …

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by Melissa Bancroft

The Virginia General Assembly passed an unanimous resolution 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 in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the landing …

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by Caitlin Price

Seven more high-profile persons suspected of corruption were arrested in Bangladesh 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 of several hundred people suspected of graft; the top 50 suspects, many of whom are …

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