Legal news from Monday, May 7, 2012

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] failed to reach a conclusion Monday in a copyright dispute between Oracle and Google [corporate websites]. Oracle has alleged that Google's use of Java in its Android OS violates Oracle's patents and copyrights, seeking … [read more]

[JURIST] Ali Mussa Daqduq, a former detainee of the US with ties to Hezbollah [JURIST news archive], was cleared of all charges in an Iraqi court, his lawyer said [Reuters report] Monday. The US handed Daqduq over to Iraqi authorities [JURIST report] in December as part of the end of … [read more]

[JURIST] The Israeli Supreme Court [official website] on Monday ruled against two Palestinian prisoners in their appeal seeking release from detention. Thaer Halahla and Bilal Diab have been placed in administrative detention, a legal method of incarcerating potentially dangerous individuals indefinitely without a trial. The two men, along with over … [read more]

[JURIST] Bahraini authorities on Monday arrested [BCHR press release] prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, according to the country's Interior Ministry [official website, in Arabic]. According to his lawyer, Rajab was arrested for messages he posted on Twitter [website] criticizing the Interior Ministry. Rajab is the president of the Bahrain … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday urged [press release] the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) [official website] to immediately revoke a new law that criminalizes criticism of the Libya conflict [JURIST backgrounder] and prohibits glorification of former leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. The law … [read more]

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