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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 14 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Turkish prisons are committing torture and disappearing citizens, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report Thursday. Palestinian political parties Hamas and Fatah on Thursday announded (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 14 October 2017
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: The White House notified the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday that it had instructed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to stop making (More)
Supreme Court denies review in conviction of Bin Laden's personal assistant
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday, denied certiorari to consider the last remaining conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, a Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee and former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden, who was tried and convicted by a m (More)
Federal court strips man with al-Qaeda ties of naturalized US citizenship
The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday entered an order that stripped an Egyptian-born man of his naturalized US citizenship for lying during his naturalization process. The US government had claimed that Khaled Abu al-Daha (More)
Federal appeals court upholds conviction of Osama bin Laden's personal assistant
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a conspiracy conviction of the former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that a military tribunal had jurisdiction to convict Ali Ham (More)
Federal appeals court overturns conviction of former al Qaeda media director
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday struck down the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary for Osama bin Laden , in a 2-1 decision. The (More)
Bin Laden aide sentenced for 1998 US embassy bombings
A top Osama bin Laden aide was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with other al Qaeda members in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Khaled (More)
5 Kenyans, 1 Tanzanian detained over Kenya university massacre
A court in Nairobi on Tuesday ordered five Kenyan citizens and a Tanzanian to be detained for 30 days while authorities investigate possible connections to last week's university massacre. The court granted state lawyers' request for the extended d (More)
Bin Laden aide found guilty of US embassy bombings
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty on Thursday of plotting the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, Saudi national Khalid Al-Fawwaz was co (More)
Convening authority throws out conviction of Noor Uthman Mohammed
The convening authority for the Office of Military Commissions retired Marine Major General Vaughn A. Ary on Friday overturned the terror conviction against Sudanese national Noor Uthman Muhammed and dismissed the charges against him . Muhammed wa (More)
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