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16:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Bangladeshi Supreme Court [official website] ruled Sunday that workplaces and schools cannot force individuals to wear religious clothing such as veils and skull caps. The court found that wearing religious clothing is an individual choice and cannot be made mandatory [AFP report], and requiring individuals to wear religious [read more]

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[JURIST] Iraqi Deputy Justice Minister Busho Ibrahim disclosed Sunday that Ali Lutfi Jassar al-Rawi, convicted [JURIST report] last year of the 2004 kidnapping and murder of British aid worker Margaret Hassan [Times Online obituary; JURIST news archive], escaped custody last September. An investigation confirmed earlier this month that al-Rawi fled [read more]

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