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Legal news from Saturday, February 9, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

Hundreds of conversations between lawyers and their incarcerated clients have been secretly taped by British police, according to a report in the UK Telegraph daily published Saturday. The tapings came to light after a a former police detective revealed that he had recorded conversations in 2005 and 2006 between Muslim Labour MP Sadiq Khan and Babar Ahmad, …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The military government of Myanmar announced in a television broadcast Saturday that it will hold a constitutional referendum in May, with multi-party elections to follow in 2010. Last September a National Convention originally called in 1993 concluded work on guidelines for a new national charter. The exact subject-matter of the referendum has yet to …

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by Kiely Lewandowski

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said Friday that waterboarding is clearly torture, echoing comments Wednesday by UN Special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak, who sharply criticized the White House for defending the use of waterboarding in remarks earlier this week. Arbour …

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by Kiely Lewandowski

A former Senior Advisor for Legislative Framework in the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office set to depart from the US embassy in Baghdad after a year-long posting told US Ambassador Ryan Crocker in a memo obtained by Fox News and published Friday that US officials in the country had mostly ignored legal culture institutions that address …

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by Nick Fiske

The US Department of Defense announced Friday that two more Guantanamo Bay detainees have been charged with war crimes. Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman al Bahlul, alleged to be Osama bin Laden's personal assistant and media secretary, is charged with conspiracy, solicitation to commit murder and attacks on civilians, and …

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by Nick Fiske

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey Saturday formally passed the first of two proposed amendments to the country's constitution that would ease a current ban on Islamic headscarves and allow women to wear headscarves in universities. The measure, which passed by a final vote of 403-107, requires that everyone receives equal treatment from state …

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