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Legal news from Tuesday, September 29, 2009
15:09 EDT

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Monday denied [opinion, PDF] the habeas corpus petition of suspected terrorist and US citizen Shawqi Omar [JURIST news archive], allowing him to be transferred to Iraqi custody. Omar, detained by the US military in [read more]

13:09 EDT

[JURIST] Head of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict [official website] Richard Goldstone formally presented [press release] the group's findings to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website] Tuesday. In his opening remarks [text, DOC], Goldstone defended the report [text, PDF; JURIST report] against criticism from [read more]

13:09 EDT

[JURIST] Former Enron Broadband Services (EBS) [JURIST news archive] CEO Joe Hirko was sentenced [DOJ press release] Monday to 16 months in prison for misrepresenting to investors the capabilities of Enron's broadband service. Hirko pleaded guilty last October to one count of wire fraud for issuing a press release falsely [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] pleaded guilty Monday to multiple counts of illegal wiretapping and bribery. Fujimori was charged with ordering former Peruvian intelligence director Vladimiro Montesino [BBC profile] to use government funds to secretly wiretap politicians, journalists, and other prominent Peruvians and to [read more]

09:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Joint Task Force [official website] responsible for reviewing the Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archives] detainees on Monday released a list [text, PDF] of 78 detainees cleared for transfer. The list contains the nationalities and the number of detainees to be released but does not specifically identify the detainees [read more]

08:09 EDT

[JURIST] The head of the Honduran interim government Roberto Micheletti said Monday that he may lift restrictions on constitutional rights imposed Sunday by the end of the week. The de facto government passed an executive decree [text, in Spanish] late on Sunday night suspending five articles in the Honduran Constitution [read more]

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