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Legal news from Sunday, January 4, 2009
by Tarah Park

Australian acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Saturday officially announced Australia's rejection of a US request to accept foreign Guantanamo detainees. This was the second request by the Bush administration regarding Australia's acceptance of prisoners of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, and came in response President-elect Barack Obama's vow to close the prison. The …

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by Tarah Park

Imprisoned Zimbabwe human rights activist and head of Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) Jestina Mukoko has allegedly been tortured and forced by prison officials to ingest drugs, according to a report in South Africa's Sunday Independent. The torture and poisoning has allegedly taken place in Mukoko's solitary confinement cell at …

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