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The Genocide Rhetoric in Burundi
JURIST Guest Columnist Pacifique Manirakiza of the University of Ottawa Law School discusses the debate surrounding what is going on in Burundi and proposes a different view... Burundi is undergoing a political and constitutional crisis. Following t (More)
State Abortion Restrictions
Since Roe, states have reacted in a variety of ways, with most states seeking to limit the availability of abortion. These restrictions have taken various forms, including placing limits based on the gestational age of the fetus, adding informed cons (More)
American convicted of torturing Afghan detainees sues AP
Jonathan 'Jack' Idema [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], an American civilian convicted of illegal imprisonment and torture as a rogue vigilante in Afghanistan in 2004, filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press Thursday, alleging that A (More)
American convicted of torturing detainees released from Afghanistan
The warden of a prison where Jonathan 'Jack' Idema , the last of three imprisoned US citizens convicted of illegal imprisonment and torture in Afghanistan in 2004, confirmed Idema's release Wednesday, saying that Idema left Afghanistan s (More)
Afghanistan set to release American convicted of torturing detainees
Former US Green Beret Jonathan 'Jack' Idema , the last of three US citizens jailed in 2004 on charges of running a private jail and torturing eight Afghan men, will reportedly be released from an Afghan prison soon. Idema, US journalist Edw (More)
US journalist convicted of torture in Afghanistan released from prison
US journalist Edward Caraballo, one of three US citizens jailed in 2004 on charges of running a private jail and torturing eight Afghan men, was released Sunday from Kabul's Pul-i-Charki prison by presidential decree. Caraballo, former US Green (More)
Afghan appeals court reduces sentences of three Americans convicted of torture
An appeals court in Afghanistan has reduced the sentences of three US citizens who had been convicted of torturing Afghans and running a private jail in Kabul. The three men, Jonathan Idema , Brent Bennett and Edward Caraballo, who were in Afghanis (More)