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Legal news from Monday, May 28, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts

The outgoing government of British Prime Minister Tony Blair has run into stiff criticism of a proposal to give police new "stop and question" powers under toughened anti-terror laws. The proposal, which was leaked to the media late last week before all government MPs were aware of it, would confer on law enforcement officers the power to …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Only a handful of deportations sought by US immigration authorities between 2004 and 2006 resulted from terrorism charges, according to a study released Sunday by a research institute at Syracuse University. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse examined the rulings of 200 immigration court judges employed by the Justice Department and examined DOJ records of criminal cases …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

A Pakistan judge Monday ordered two women who have publicly acknowledged their same-sex relationship jailed for perjury after one initially claimed to be a man. Sixteen years ago Shumail Raj had herself surgically altered to remove her breasts and uterus, but medical examiners found that she was still a woman. She and her partner Shahzina Tariq have been sentenced …

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by Michael Sung

Francois-Xavier Byuma, vice-president of the board of the Rwandan League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LIPRODHOR) and president of the Rwandan Association for the Protection and Promotion of the Child, was sentenced to 19 years in prison Sunday by a local gacaca court for colluding with criminals, and …

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by Michael Sung

Russian police arrested dozens of demonstrating gay rights activists Sunday, including European lawmakers who wanted to present a letter to Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, who had rejected a request by gay rights activists to hold a parade to mark the 14th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Russia. The group …

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by Michael Sung

A Libyan court acquitted six foreign medics of criminal defamation Sunday. The five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor, previously convicted of knowingly infecting over 400 Libyan patients with the HIV virus and sentenced to death, faced defamation charges stemming from the medics' accusations that their confessions were obtained by torture by …

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by Michael Sung

Yemen has agreed to receive most Yemeni detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, a senior Yemeni official told Reuters Sunday. The official said that "there are continuous talks with the Americans to hand over the Yemenis in Guantanamo to the Yemeni government," although the official did not specify how many prisoners would be transferred to Yemen [JURIST …

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