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Legal news from Sunday, August 23, 2009
by Jay Carmella

More than 50,000 people gathered in the Mali capital of Bamako on Sunday to protest a law passed recently by the National Assembly to extend the rights of women. The new law gives women greater inheritance rights and increases the minimum age in marriage to 18 years old, among other things. Muslim leaders …

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by Jay Carmella

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rapporteur Dick Marty on Friday called on European countries to show accountability for their role in assisting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in using secret prisons. The statement follows reports that the CIA held high value terrorists …

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by Adrienne Lester

A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia has granted lawyers for another Guantanamo Bay detainee permission to question Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed architect of the 9/11 attacks, in a ruling made public Thursday. Attorneys for Abdul Raheem Ghulam Rabbani will be …

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by Adrienne Lester

The Supreme Court of Honduras said Saturday that if ousted president Manuel Zelaya returns to the country, he will stand trial for treason and abuse of power. There are also reports that the interim government has confined Venezuelan and Argentinian diplomats to their embassies and is threatening their …

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