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Legal news from Sunday, June 22, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts

A spokesman for Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council has said that the country's recently-enacted amnesty law has resulted in charges being dropped against over 75,000 people with some 20,000 others being ordered freed from detention, according to Reuters Sunday. It was not clear how many prisoners have actually been freed. Abdulsatar al-Bayrkdar indicated that approximately 44,900 persons no …

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by Bernard Hibbitts

Israeli soldiers regularly beat and abuse Palestinian detainees even after they have been arrested and no longer pose a threat, the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) alleged in a report published Sunday. The group based its finding on testimony it obtained from some 90 detainees covering the period June 2006 and …

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