Legal news from Sunday, June 22, 2008
14:06 EDT

[JURIST] A spokesman for Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council has said that the country's recently-enacted amnesty law [JURIST report] 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 [read more]

13:06 EDT

[JURIST] 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 [press release; PDF text, in Hebrew] published Sunday. The group based its finding on testimony it obtained [read more]

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