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Legal news from Sunday, July 26, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

Twenty-six men suspected both of plotting numerous attacks in Egypt and of having links to Hezbollah were transferred Sunday to an emergency state court that deals specifically with terrorism and state security. Four of the men remain at large, among them group leader Mohammed Qubyan. In April, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah …

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by Tere Miller-Sporrer

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations Dmitry Titov has called conditions in a Goma, Congo prison "inhumane" and said that it is the worst in Africa. Although built for 150 prisoners, the facility now holds 850. In a June riot the prisoners are reported to …

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by Ximena Marinero

Chief Justice of the High Court of Justice in Gaza Abdul Ra'ouf al-Halabi Sunday announced an order requiring female lawyers to wear traditional religious robes and headscarves or hijab for any court appearances. The order, originally issued July 9, also establishes new guidelines for male lawyers. The decision has been criticized for establishing …

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