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Legal news from Sunday, August 10, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday asked the Israeli government to stop official plans to demolish or confiscate the homes of those suspected of terrorism, calling such plans a violation of international law. The request by HRW came after Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Wednesday ordered the demolition [Jerusalem Post …

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by Abigail Salisbury

Canadian Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr has filed suit against Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an effort to compel Harper to demand his release. Following last month's discovery of documents showing that the Canadian government knew Khadr had been mistreated [JURIST …

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by Deirdre Jurand

Members of the Muslim group Hizbut Tahir Indonesia (HTI) held a demonstration outside the US Consulate General and the US embassy in Jakarta Sunday to protest a letter sent by members of US Congress asking for the release of two Papuan prisoners. In 2005, an Indonesian court sentenced Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage …

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by Abigail Salisbury

Bolivia on Sunday held a national referendum on whether to keep Bolivian President Evo Morales, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, and Bolivia's nine governors in office. Morales himself actually proposed the idea of a recall election last December in response to accusations that his process for rewriting the Bolivian constitution has …

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