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Legal news from Wednesday, December 10, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Angolan government should stop torture and unfair trials in the province of Cabinda, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) statement issued Wednesday. HRW alleges that at least 15 civilians and six military personnel have been arbitrarily detained in Cabinda since September 2007. There has been only one trial, which …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the Court heard arguments on whether high-ranking US officials are protected by qualified immunity from suit for alleged religious and ethnic discrimination by their subordinates. Javaid Iqbal, a Pakistani national detained …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Indian government on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to ban a Pakistani charity seen as a front for the group being blamed for the Mumbai terror attacks. Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed asked the UN to proscribe Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which it believes is a front for …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral arguments Tuesday in an en banc rehearing of Arar v. Ashcroft. Canadian citizen Maher Arar is seeking a declaratory judgment against US government officials for having deported him to Syria in 2002, where he was tortured …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The Malaysian government has released six terror suspects, including Yazid Sufaat who allegedly gave assistance to the 9/11 attackers, according to a Wednesday statement from Malaysian Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar. Yazid, released last month, was a member of the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) who was …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Tuesday marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and is celebrated as International Human Rights Day. The occasion will be commemorated with a number of special events at the UN headquarters in New York City, including the presentation of the UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights [official …

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by Jay Carmella

Whole Foods Market filed an action in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday requesting an injunction barring the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from holding an administrative trial regarding the company's merger with Wild Oats Market. The action also requests that any further proceedings be …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Three out of five Guantanamo Bay detainees, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed architect of the 9/11 attacks, on Monday postponed their offers to plead guilty to the charges against them after the judge required competency hearings for two of the suspects. The five defendants indicated at a military …

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by Tere Miller-Sporrer

The US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Monday ruled that it has the authority to review a decision by the US consulate in South Africa that denied a visa to a controversial South African scholar. The consulate had denied a nonimmigrant visa to Adam Habib, a Muslim scholar, political …

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