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Legal news from Sunday, June 6, 2010
by Hillary Stemple

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday announced the creation of a commission to review the cases of all suspected Taliban militants currently being held in custody. Suspects that are being held without sufficient evidence will immediately be released. The announcement comes two days after the end of a national peace summit …

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by Sarah Miley

The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission announced Sunday that the agency has lifted a ban against Facebook after the social networking site agreed to remove content depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The commission blocked access to Facebook last week in response to objectionable caricatures of the Prophet that surfaced on the service, causing outrage among the …

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by Sarah Miley

Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court Saturday upheld a ruling requiring the country's Ministry of Interior to revoke the citizenship of Egyptian men married to Jewish Israeli women. The court distinguished Israeli women of Jewish origin from those of Arab origin, saying the two are fundamentally different because Arab Israeli women have been living under Israeli occupation since 1948. …

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by Hillary Stemple

The Chilean Supreme Court released a report Friday detailing the secret fortune of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, estimating it at over $20 million. The report concluded that Pinochet's military salary accounted for less than 10 percent of the total. This report joins another on Pinochet's hidden assets released last September. That …

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