Legal news from Sunday, June 20, 2010
13:06 EDT

[JURIST] A senior Saudi official said Saturday that 25 former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees have rejoined Islamic extremist groups after going through a rehabilitation program in Saudi Arabia aimed at decreasing religious radicalism within the country. Abdulrahman al-Hadlaq, a top Saudi security expert, spoke generally about the government's [read more]

12:06 EDT

[JURIST] A diplomat with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs [official website] said Sunday that Japan supports UN efforts to address alleged war crimes committed during the final phase of Sri Lanka's 30-year ethnic civil war [JURIST news archive] that ended last year. Yasushi Akashi, the government's Representative for [read more]

11:06 EDT

[JURIST] The Kyrgyzstan interim government Sunday extended a state of emergency in the southern city of Osh, as government forces began to pull down barricades erected during riots last week between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks. The state of emergency, declared by interim President Roza Otunbayeva [Telegraph profile] on June [read more]

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