Legal news from Sunday, March 11, 2007
16:03 EDT

[JURIST] Zimbabwe police arrested at least 100 people - including opposition presidential hopeful Morgan Tsvangirai [BBC profile] - in advance of a prayer meeting in the nation's capital Sunday. One activist was reportedly shot dead. Armed police had been deployed in Harare since Friday after the meeting was prospectively declared [read more]

16:03 EDT

[JURIST] After initial expressions of concern and regret [JURIST report], several top Japanese politicians said over the weekend they would ignore a proposed US House of Representatives resolution [text; H Res 121 summary] calling for Japan to apologize to "comfort women" used by the Japanese army as sex slaves during [read more]

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[JURIST] The Iraqi judge responsible for sentencing Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] to death is not seeking political asylum in Great Britain, according to the Iraqi High Tribunal [official website] Sunday. Judge Rauf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has been in London since December but reportedly confirmed to [read more]

15:03 EDT

[JURIST] South Carolina US senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint [official websites], both Republicans, have angrily criticized a Democrat-sponsored proposal to transfer current prisoners held at the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the state's penal system or facilities in any other US state. Graham claimed the suggestion was [read more]

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[JURIST] A Libyan court Sunday granted the defense team for six foreign medics [JURIST news archive] accused of slandering police agents an additional two weeks to prepare for trial. Five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor were sentenced to death [JURIST report] in December for deliberately infecting 426 children with [read more]

14:03 EDT

[JURIST] A revised version of a controversial bill granting amnesty to groups that allegedly committed war crimes [JURIST news archive] was signed into law Saturday by Afghan President Hamid Karzai [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] after being approved [JURIST report] earlier in the day by the Afghan parliament, which includes [read more]

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