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Legal news from Saturday, December 12, 2009
by Patrice Collins

The family of Kenyan Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamed Abdulmalik has filed a lawsuit against the Kenyan government claiming that he was illegally detained, tortured, and rendered to US authorities. The suit seeks Abdulmalik's return to Kenya and USD $30 million in damages. Abdulmalik was originally arrested by the Kenyan Anti-terrorism Police Unit in Mombassa in 2007 …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Saturday recalled Proclamation 1959, lifting the declaration of martial law and reinstating habeas corpus in the province of Maguindanao. Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita announced that martial law had been lifted, saying that the objectives of Proclamation 1959 had been met. The objectives were quelling the rebellion, …

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by Ann Riley

The Constitutional Court of Turkey voted Friday to ban the Democratic Society Party (DTP) after finding the party to have been cooperating with the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), a separatist, designated terrorist group. The vote occurred after the PKK claimed responsibility Thursday for killing six Turkish soldiers. Constitutional Court Chairman Hasim …

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