Legal news from Sunday, March 22, 2009
15:03 EDT

[JURIST] A Bangladesh court on Sunday sentenced seven members of the banned Islamic Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) [SATP backgrounder] group to life in prison for their roles in two 2005 bombings in the country. The men, Torikul Islam, Shafiullah Tarek Kalam, Abu Isa, Hasan Ali Ekhwan, Jahangir Alam Abidur, Arif, [read more]

14:03 EDT

[JURIST] Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry [JURIST news archive] on Sunday resumed his former position [press release] as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website]. Chaudhry was removed from the post [JURIST report] by then-president Pervez Musharraf following Musharraf's November 2007 declaration of emergency law [JURIST report]. Chaudhry began his [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] Lawyers for five Uighur [JURIST news archive] detainees at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] on Friday moved [motion, PDF; similar motion in related case] to have Defense Secretary Robert Gates [official profile; JURIST news archive] held in contempt after failing to have them freed or transferred. The motions refer [read more]

10:03 EDT

[JURIST] Authorities in North Korea have detained two American journalists who allegedly crossed into the country from China [JURIST news archives], official news agency KCNA [media website] confirmed Saturday. Laura Ling [professional website] and Euna Lee were reporting on North Korean refugees in China for Current TV [media website] when [read more]

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