Legal news from Wednesday, December 31, 2008
17:12 EDT

[JURIST] Judge Richard Leon [official profile] for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday ruled that the US government could continue to hold Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees Hisham Sliti and Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi [decisions, PDF]. Both men had filed habeas [read more]

16:12 EDT

[JURIST] A Zimbabwe magistrate ruled [Herald report] Wednesday that Zimbabwe Peace Project [advocacy materials] leader Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website] and several others would have to remain in jail until their hearings before the Zimbabwe Supreme Court. Mukoko and the other activists were charged last week [JURIST report] with recruiting or attempting to recruit [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] Judge Henry Kennedy [official profile] for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Wednesday ruled [decision, PDF] in favor of three former US soldiers suing North Korea [JURIST news archive] for alleged mistreatment they suffered after the country seized their ship in 1968. According to [read more]

08:12 EDT

[JURIST] Chinese diary company chairwoman Tian Wenhua on Wednesday pleaded guilty [Xinhua report] to charges that she allowed her company to sell milk contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine [FDA backgrounder] even after she knew of the contamination, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. Tian and three other executives [read more]

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