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17:05 EDT

[JURIST] Some 85 prisoners were released from US detention facilities in Afghanistan Sunday after being brought to the Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul, where they swore allegiance to the government in a short ceremony. The prisoners from the south of the country had been held at Bagram airbase [Global Security [read more]

16:05 EDT

[JURIST] The New York Times reported Sunday that a new military investigation of interrogation tactics used on terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has found several instances of abuse and humiliation of prisoners. The report by Air Force Lt. Gen. Randall M. Schmidt [official profile], submitted March 31 [US Southern [read more]

15:05 EDT

[JURIST] Some ten thousand protestors took to the streets of Kathmandu Sunday in two separate demonstrations just a day after King Gyanendra lifted the state of emergency in the country [Kantipur Online report] which he had declared on February 1 [transcript of King's address in English]. The marches coincided with [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] In the wake of a joint statement [text] Friday indicating that the US and Italy had failed to agree [JURIST report] on circumstances surrounding the shooting of an Italian agent by US soldiers in Iraq, details of the divergent national reports have emerged. US Central Command released the full [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] Talks directed towards the framing of a new constitution for the war-torn country of Sudan began Saturday in Khartoum with the official opening of the National Commission for the Reform of the Constitution, formed last week [JURIST report]. The Commission, created pursuant to a January peace deal [documents in [read more]

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