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Legal news from Monday, August 10, 2009
by Andrew Morgan

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday affirmed the conviction of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor David Passaro on assault charges related to the abuse of an Afghan detainee. The court found that the district court had properly exercised maritime and territorial jurisdiction [18 …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday submitted a bill to the State Duma that would allow Russian troops to intervene beyond Russian borders. The legislation, proposed in response to last August's South Ossetia conflict, would allow intervention by Russian troops in order to protect Russian citizens …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Chief of the UK Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) John Scarlett said that the British secret service did not participate in or condone torture, during a BBC radio interview broadcast Monday. Scarlett denied that the SIS, better known as MI6, was involved in torture, saying there has been "no torture and there is no complicity with torture." …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

A Pakistani court on Monday directed police to open an investigation into allegations that former president Pervez Musharraf illegally detained 60 members of the judiciary after declaring emergency rule in November 2007. The order was issued by Islamabad District and Sessions Judge Akmal Raza in response to a complaint filed …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Saudi Arabia is illegally detaining thousands under the auspices of combating terrorism, according to a report published Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW reports that since 2003, thousands of terrorism suspects have been detained indefinitely, in violation of Saudi law, which limits pre-trial detentions to six months. The report also charges that …

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