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Anfal death sentences do not require presidential approval: Iraqi judge
An Iraqi judge and spokesman for the Iraqi High Tribunal said at a Baghdad news conference Monday that the execution of three former Saddam-era Iraqi officials sentenced to death for their role in the 1988 Anfal Campaign can proceed without the ap (More)
'Chemical Ali' execution to be held in Kurdistan: Iraq official
Three former officials from Saddam Hussein's regime, including Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid - known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali" [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], will likely be executed in the Kurdish cities of (More)
Federal appeals court allows asylum for victims of forced abortions
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday that victims of forced abortions are "statutorily entitled" to prevent their removal from the United States by requesting asylum under Sec. 208 of the Immigration and Nationali (More)
Arab rights group assails Jordan human rights record
Jordan demonstrated a poor human rights record in 2006, according to a report released Tuesday by the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) . The report singled out for particular criticism the country's controversial Terrorism Prevention (More)
Abu Ali lawyers seek sentencing delay for probe of possible domestic wiretap use
Lawyers for Ahmed Omar Abu Ali , found guilty in November on charges of joining al Qaeda and plotting to assassinate President Bush, have asked a federal judge to delay his sentencing hearing, scheduled to begin Friday, so that they may investiga (More)
Khodorkovsky appeals Siberian prison regulations to Russian Supreme Court
Mikhail Khodorkovsky [MosNews profile; JURIST news archive], the former owner of Russian oil giant Yukos convicted of tax fraud and now incarcerated in a Siberian prison , has appealed to the Russian Supreme Court against Siberian prison regulation (More)
UK MP Galloway received 18 million barrels of Iraq oil allocations, UN report says
George Galloway, a member of the British Parliament, allegedly received an allocation for 18 million barrels of oil from Saddam Hussein through the UN oil-for-food program [official website; JURIST news archive] in exchange for assistance in getting (More)
BREAKING NEWS ~ Blair says it "reasonably clear" London blasts were terror attacks
In a short televised statement, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said it is "reasonably clear" that the multiple London transport system blasts [JURIST report; BBC continuing live audio; BBC in-depth report] earlier Thursday were &quo (More)
British election officials demand postal vote safeguards after third Labour victory
Despite a low 61% turnout [Liverpool Daily Post report] and an undisputed third-term victory for Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Labour Party in Thursday's UK election, officials from the UK Electoral Commission Friday warned of voting irre (More)