Legal news from Sunday, August 9, 2009
16:08 EDT

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official profile; JURIST news archive] is expected to name a special prosecutor [Los Angeles Times report] who will be tasked with investigating the alleged abuse of detainees and other terrorism suspects by CIA interrogators, according to a Sunday Los Angeles Times [media website] report. [read more]

15:08 EDT

[JURIST] Iran's Prosecutor General Ghorban Ali Dorri Najafabadi acknowledged Saturday that some protesters arrested in the aftermath of the disputed presidential election [JURIST news archive] were tortured. He went on to say [NYT report] that the protesters should not have been taken to the Kahrizak detention center, where several protesters [read more]

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