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Legal news from Sunday, December 16, 2007
by Deirdre Jurand

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 under what appears to be an extended version of Prime …

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by Deirdre Jurand

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 Attorney General Sobusa Gula-Ndebele in November with acting contrary to or inconsistent with his duty as a public officer in violation of section 174 (1) of the Criminal Law (Codification Reform) Act …

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by Deirdre Jurand

The chairman of one of Pakistan's two leading opposition groups said Sunday that his party would seek to reverse constitutional amendments unilaterally promulgated by President Pervez Musharraf in association with his lifting of emergency rule on Saturday. Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Raja Zafarul Haq said that the PML-N, led by former prime minister …

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