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Legal news from Sunday, August 22, 2010
by Erin Bock

The Bangladeshi Supreme Court 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, and requiring individuals to wear religious clothing is a human rights violation in contravention …

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by Daniel Makosky

Iraqi Deputy Justice Minister Busho Ibrahim disclosed Sunday that Ali Lutfi Jassar al-Rawi, convicted last year of the 2004 kidnapping and murder of British aid worker Margaret Hassan, escaped custody last September. An investigation confirmed earlier this month that al-Rawi fled almost one year ago from Abu Ghraib [JURIST …

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