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Legal news from Sunday, December 30, 2007
by Ryan Olden

The husband of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto called Sunday for an international investigation into the circumstances surrounding Bhutto's assassination last week. Asif Ali Zardari urged the United Nations to conduct an inquiry similar to the ongoing UN investigation into the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [JURIST …

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by Dennis Zawacki II

The Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry confirmed Saturday that 10 Saudi detainees released from Guantanamo Bay have returned home. With the latest release, roughly 275 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay, approximately 60 of whom have been cleared for release. Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz said Saturday that his government is working with …

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by Dennis Zawacki II

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has overturned a $156 million verdict awarded in 2004 by a federal jury to the family of a 17-year-old killed in the West Bank against several US-based charities accused of supporting terrorism. In its opinion Friday, the appeals court ruled that the Boim family …

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by Jeannie Shawl

Chinese Human Rights Defenders said Saturday that human rights activist Hu Jia has been detained on charges of inciting subversion of state power. According to the advocacy group, Hu was arrested on Thursday in connection to "his peaceful activities in promoting human rights, including reporting abuses and posting articles to raise public awareness" and his wife, Zeng …

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