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Legal news from Thursday, February 10, 2011
by Julia Zebley

The Egyptian military is improperly detaining protesters and allowing prisoner abuse, including torture, according to a Wednesday report from Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW, in conjunction with Front for the Defense of Egyptian Protesters (FDP), has calculated at least 119 arbitrary detentions and five incidents of torture, providing detainee accounts. …

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by Daniel Richey

The Pentagon announced Wednesday that a senior Department of Defense (DOD) official has reduced the sentence of Ibrahim al Qosi, the former al Qaeda cook and accountant who pleaded guilty before a military tribunal last July to crimes of conspiracy and supporting terrorism. His sentence reduced to just two …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi has been placed under house arrest, according to his website Saham News. On Thursday morning, security forces reportedly took control of the area outside of Karroubi's residence and have barred all family members, except his wife, from entering. The report indicates …

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by Ann Riley

The Croatian Ministry of Justice on Wednesday asked France to extradite former Serb paramilitary fighter Milorad Momic, according to a report by state television. Momic, who has allegedly been living under a false name in France, was arrested last week in Grenoble under an international arrest warrant. An alleged …

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