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Legal news from Wednesday, December 5, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

A US military judge Wednesday denied a request by lawyers for Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan to meet with top terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, citing security concerns. Lawyers had hoped that the suspects, including alleged Sept. 11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, would be allowed to testify that …

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by Mike Rosen-Molina

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori will be sentenced next week for ordering a 2000 warrantless search on the apartment of the wife of former Peruvian Intelligence Director Vladimiro Montesino, according to a Wednesday press release from the Peruvian Supreme Court. Prosecutors alleged that the search was intended to uncover …

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by Caitlin Price

International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to press Sudan to execute outstanding arrest warrants against two Sudanese men accused of crimes against humanity in Darfur. Moreno-Campo said that the government of Sudan has not cooperated with efforts to arrest former Sudanese …

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by Gabriel Haboubi

A group of renowned Chinese lawyers and academics Tuesday released an open letter to the Chinese government, calling for the end of "re-education" labor camps. The scholars said the camps, originally designed in 1957 to deal with political dissidents, violate the Chinese constitution because sentences are imposed by police or political leaders rather than by the …

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by Caitlin Price

Newly declassified court documents show that a Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) at Guantanamo Bay ignored evidence clearing German-born Turkish citizen Murat Kurnaz of terrorist connections, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Kurnaz sued the Department of Defense in December 2006 to compel the release of the classified documents. The Post …

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by Gabriel Haboubi

Former Pakistani prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto are in negotiations to draw up a list of formal demands they say must be met by the government of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf before they will definitively agree to participate in January's parliamentary elections, …

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by Brett Murphy

Disgraced Democratic Party fundraiser Norman Hsu was indicted Tuesday on 15 additional counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, and violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) in connection with a massive alleged Ponzi scheme. Hsu also allegedly made illegal campaign contributions in other peoples' names in violation of the FECA. …

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by Brett Murphy

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda Wednesday apologized to the thousands of Japanese women and children abandoned during Japan's retreat from China at the close of World War II, marking the first time that a Japanese leader has apologized for the country's failure to support the "war orphans". The remarks …

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by Jeannie Shawl

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the consolidated cases of Boumediene v. Bush (06-1195) and Al Odah v. United States (06-1196) on whether detainees at Guantanamo Bay should be allowed to challenge their detentions in federal court. The Court is considering whether …

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by Brett Murphy

Investigators in Chad Tuesday completed a criminal probe into French charity Zoe's Ark for its involvement in an October attempt to airlift 103 alleged Darfur orphans from Chad to Europe, and transferred the case to Chadian prosecutors. According to a Chadian court official, prosecutors will now determine whether the case …

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by Brett Murphy

The Pakistan Law and Justice Ministry Tuesday announced the formal forced retirement from the Pakistan Supreme Court and other high courts of 37 judges, including ousted Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, who was replaced immediately after President Pervez Musharraf's November 3 imposition of emergency rule. Acting Law Secretary Malik Hakim Khan cited the judges' refusal to …

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by Brett Murphy

The Iraqi legislature's failure to pass an oil law, rather than the security situation in the country, is preventing international oil corporations from investing in Iraq, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt said Tuesday. Kimmitt explained that companies are looking for the law to establish a firm investment framework with clear regulations before moving …

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by Brett Murphy

A Guantanamo Bay detainee survived a self-inflicted injury last month when he cut open his throat using a sharpened fingernail during his daily shower, Navy Cmdr. Andrew Haynes said Tuesday. The detainee received stitches after losing a substantial amount of blood in what Haynes believed to be an intentional "self-harm" rather than a true suicide attempt. …

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