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Guantanamo detainee alleges wider use of torture by CIA
A Guantanamo detainee has alleged that the CIA's torture techniques went beyond those described in last year's Senate Intelligence Committee report, Reuters reported Tuesday. Majid Khan was detained in Pakistan in 2003 and confessed to delivering (More)
Israel-based rights group files war crimes complaint with ICC against Palestinians
Israel-based rights organization Shurat HaDin Law Center announced Monday that it has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing three Palestinian leaders of war crimes. The complaint brings accusations of terrorism, t (More)
Constitutionality of Constitutional Acts in Egypt: Can the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court Extend its Jurisdiction?
JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Abdelaal, of the Alexandria University School of Law in Egypt, discusses the complexities of the current state of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court...After the now-ousted President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Br (More)
Iran to sue US over UN nominee's visa denial
A foreign ministry spokesperson on Monday said that Iran plans to sue the US over its refusal to grant an entry visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Tehran's newly-proposed ambassador to the United Nations (UN) . As the UN is based in New York, this US decisio (More)
Torture Allegations
Allegations of harsh interrogations and torture have been consistent in the decade since Guantanamo Bay began housing prisoners. Former detainees subsequently voiced abuse accusations, including Sami-al-Leithy, Murat Kurnaz, Mohammed El Gharani, Muba (More)
Egypt president vastly expands powers prompting protests
Egypt's incumbent president Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] issued a decree on Thursday vastly expanding his powers. Pursuant to the decree, Morsi's decisions are not subject to judicial review and he can reopen trials for official (More)
Military Commissions: A Failed Experiment
JURIST Guest Columnist David Frakt of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the recent reversal of Salim Hamdan's conviction presents an opportunity to rethink the wisdom of using military commissions to try individuals accused of acts (More)
Hidden Torture: Behind the Plea Bargain of Majid Khan
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow of Human Rights Watch says that one of the reasons Majid Khan was not tried in civilian court and was offered a plea deal by Guantanamo prosecutors was to prevent him from testifying on his mistreatment wh (More)
Guantanamo Bay prisoner pleads guilty to terror charges
Majid Khan , a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who is linked with al Qaeda, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to five terror charges including conspiracy, attempted murder and murder. Per his plea bargain, Khan must testify against fellow "high value" prisoner (More)
Guantanamo detainee agrees to testify for plea deal
A Guantanamo Bay detainee reached a plea agreement with military prosecutors on Wednesday that included an agreement to testify against other detainees. Under the agreement, detainee Majid Khan , a 31-year-old former Baltimore-area resident, will b (More)
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