Legal news from Sunday, December 20, 2009
12:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US has transferred [DOJ press release] 12 more Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees to their home governments, the Justice Department announced Sunday. Describing the transfers as having taken place "over the weekend", the Department indicated that four Afghan detainees, Abdul Hafiz, Sharifullah, Mohamed Rahim and Mohammed Hashim, [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Iranian government announced Saturday that murder charges have been brought against prison officials in connection with the deaths of three detainees involved in protests that followed the June 12 presidential election [JURIST news archive]. Twelve officials will face murder charges [Tehran Times report], with three facing the charge [read more]

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