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11:04 EDT

[JURIST] Taiwan and China [JURIST news archives] on Sunday signed a landmark judicial cooperation agreement [DOC text, in Mandarin], under which each side will help to repatriate suspected criminals. The transfers of almost 40,000 criminals and suspects between the nations have been facilitated by non-governmental organizations since 1990, but the [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] Kuwait's Ministry of Foreign Affairs [official website, in Arabic] said in a statement [text, in Arabic] Sunday that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [official website] has promised that the US will review the files of four Kuwaiti detainees at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International [advocacy websites] and 60 other groups on Friday urged the Burundian government [joint statement text; press release] to repeal a new law criminalizing homosexuality [JURIST news archive] in the country. The law was promulgated by President Pierre Nkurunziza [BBC profile] on April 22, and [read more]

08:04 EDT

[JURIST] Leaders of the American League of Lobbyists, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and American Civil Liberties Union [advocacy websites] on Friday asked the administration of US President Barack Obama [official website; JURIST news archive] to eliminate or change restrictions it has put on contact that lobbyists can [read more]

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