Legal news from Sunday, June 1, 2008
14:06 EDT

[JURIST] Bangladesh [JURIST news archive] police have arrested dozens of politicians since Friday in a renewed anti-corruption drive. The drive comes amid an even wider crackdown [Daily Star report] in which authorities have arrested more than 1,600 political activists and suspected criminals. On Sunday, a judge issued arrest warrants [Daily [read more]

14:06 EDT

[JURIST] The Election Commission of Pakistan [official website] Sunday cleared former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif [JURIST news archive] and his younger brother to run in the June 26 by-elections. Sharif was barred [JURIST report] from running in the February 18 national parliamentary elections because of criminal convictions arising out [read more]

13:06 EDT

[JURIST] Former attorney general for England and Wales Lord Peter Goldsmith [profile] said Sunday in a Telegraph op-ed that extending the time for which terror suspects can be detained by British police without charge from 28 to 42 days would be an abandonment of the Britain's fundamental principles [op-ed text]. [read more]

11:06 EDT

[JURIST] US military prosecutors Saturday charged [BBC report] the last British resident detained at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] with conspiring to commit terrorism, according to British prisoners rights group Reprieve [advocacy website]. Binyam Mohamed [Reprieve profile; JURIST news archive], an Ethiopian who sought refuge in Britain, has denied the [read more]

10:06 EDT

[JURIST] A senior member of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) [party website] presented its proposed constitutional amendment package [JURIST report] to its principal coalition partner Sunday. The 62-point package, which anticipates restoring the judiciary deposed by President Pervez Musharraf last November and limiting executive powers, was also submitted to the [read more]

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