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Legal news from Saturday, August 2, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

The US military said Saturday that it has released over 10,000 Iraqi detainees this past year. Gen. David H. Petraeus was quoted by AP as saying the releases are part of a program to prepare detainees for re-integration into society. Petraeus also said the recidivism rate for released detainees is less than 1 percent. …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has decided for the time being to cease its opposition to the country's ban on wearing headscarves in public universities, according to a party spokesman. The announcement made Thursday came a day after Turkey's Constitutional Court rejected a bid to ban [JURIST …

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