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Legal news from Sunday, December 20, 2009
by Jonathan Cohen

The US has transferred 12 more Guantanamo Bay 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, were transferred to the Government of Afghanistan. In addition, two …

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by Jay Carmella

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. Twelve officials will face murder charges, with three facing the charge of premeditated murder for their role in the incidents. The …

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