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Legal news from Sunday, September 13, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

A panel of Iranian judiciary members has dismissed claims made by pro-reform presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi that detainees arrested following the disputed June 12 presidential election were sexually assaulted, according to a state media report Saturday. The panel, made up of Iranian Prosecutor General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i, Judiciary Adviser Ali Khalafi, and Deputy Judiciary …

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by Amelia Mathias

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner proposed a new bill Friday that would erase libel and slander as crimes, part of a broader plan to change the way Argentina's telecommunications businesses are run. Opponents of that bill argue that its provisions, particularly those opening up cable television services to telephone companies, are aimed …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Obama administration is preparing to issue new guidelines for the US detention facility at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan that would allow detainees to oppose their indefinite incarceration, according to media reports Sunday. The guidelines are expected to affect all of the approximately 600 prisoners by providing members of the US …

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