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[JURIST] Approximately 870 inmates escaped from the main prison in Kandahar City in southern Afghanistan Friday when members of the Taliban [JURIST news archive] conducted a bomb and rocket attack. Prison officials said that nine police were killed. NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) [official website] estimates that the number [read more]

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[JURIST] Netherlands Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende [official profile] said Friday that he would press on with ratification of the the EU reform treaty [JURIST news archive] formally known as the Treaty of Lisbon [official website; PDF text] even after Irish voters rejected it [JURIST report] in a referendum Thursday. [read more]

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[JURIST] A US military commission pre-trial hearing for Canadian Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] will go ahead Wednesday as planned notwithstanding Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on detainee habeas rights [JURIST report], military judge Col. Patrick Parrish ruled Friday. Khadr defense attorney Navy Lt. Cmdr. William Kuebler [read more]

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