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Legal news from Saturday, July 17, 2010
by Daniel Makosky

The US Supreme Court on Friday declined to review the decision of a lower court permitting the government to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainee Farhi Saeed bin Mohammed to Algeria. The 5-3 decision leaves in place a ruling of the US Court of Appeals for the District of …

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by Daniel Makosky

A panel of EU judges on Friday declined a request from US officials to extradite Kosovo terror suspect Bajram Asllani. Nicholas Hawton, a spokesperson for the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), stated that the panel ruled that the presented evidence of Asllani's involvement was insufficient and that the countries lack a standing extradition agreement …

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by Brian Jackson

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday ordered the State Department to reconsider the status of the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). The PMOI has been designated a foreign terrorist group by the US since 1997, but it argues that it stopped …

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by Brian Jackson

The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday appealed an order to release accused Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. The order was issued on Thursday after the court determined that Lubanga could not be detained for an indeterminate period of time pending resumption of his …

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