Legal news from Sunday, December 16, 2007
14:12 EDT

[JURIST] Some 50,000 detainees held by Iraqi and US authorities in Iraqi could be freed by the end of 2008, an Iraqi official said Sunday. Iraqi national security advisor Muwafaq al-Rubaei said that 24,000 detainees held in facilities run by the Iraqi defense, interior and justice ministries could be freed [read more]

13:12 EDT

[JURIST] Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has suspended the country's attorney general on charges of corruption and established a three-person tribunal to investigate the charges. Officials charged [JURIST report] Attorney General Sobusa Gula-Ndebele in November with acting contrary to or inconsistent with his duty as a public officer in violation of [read more]

12:12 EDT

[JURIST] The chairman of one of Pakistan's two leading opposition groups said Sunday that his party would seek to reverse constitutional amendments [JURIST report] unilaterally promulgated by President Pervez Musharraf in association with his lifting of emergency rule [JURIST report] on Saturday. Pakistan Muslim League-N [party website] chief Raja Zafarul [read more]

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