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Legal news from Saturday, September 22, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

A US Department of Justice lawyer has informed lawyers representing some 40 detainees at Guantanamo Bay that they will no longer be able to visit with or send written communications to their clients. DOJ lawyer Andrew I. Warden sent an e-mail to the detainees' counsel Friday, referencing a court ruling issued by US District …

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by Jeannie Shawl

A German Justice Ministry official said Saturday that US officials have confirmed that there are no plans to extradite 13 CIA agents wanted in Germany on suspicion of playing a role in the alleged 2003 kidnapping and extraordinary rendition of German national Khalid el-Masri. German prosecutors said in June they would seek extradition of …

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by Jeannie Shawl

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was extradited to Peru Saturday following the Supreme Court of Chile's decision Friday that Fujimori should be extradited on human rights and corruption charges. Fujimori is accused of approving death squad killings and misusing government funds in Peru. The Supreme Court's review came after Peru filed an …

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by Jeannie Shawl

The UN General Assembly agreed by consensus Friday to accept a committee recommendation that Taiwan's latest bid for UN membership be rejected. Taiwan, which officially refers to itself as the Republic of China, was kicked out of the UN in 1971 by General Assembly Resolution 2758 and replaced by the People's Republic of …

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by Jeannie Shawl

Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell on Friday ordered the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles "to immediately suspend approval of future parole for any inmate serving a sentence involving a violent offense." Rell said her decision was based on several recent incidents where parolees have been accused in violent crimes. The new policy "will remain in …

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