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Legal news from Sunday, February 26, 2006
16:02 EDT

[JURIST] Khalil Dulaimi [JURIST news archive], chief defense lawyer for ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive], told Reuters Sunday he met with his client for seven hours and discussed a possible end to the defense boycott of the trial. Earlier this month, Hussein's lawyers claimed they were being [read more]

15:02 EDT

[JURIST] California Youth and Adult Corrections Secretary Roderick Hickman [official profile] said over the weekend that he is resigning his post after a two year attempt to reform California's prison system. Appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger [official website], Hickman was tasked with improving a correctional system that faces immense problems [read more]

14:02 EDT

[JURIST] Inmates at the main US base in Afghanistan [JURIST news archive] are being held in "primitive conditions, indefinitely and without charges" according to a Sunday New York Times report [text]. Over 500 terror suspects are held at Bagram Air Base [JURIST news archive], located north of Kabul. The Times [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] Russian diplomats Saturday criticized the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [official website] for its Friday refusal [JURIST report; ruling] to grant former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic [BBC profile] provisional release so that he might travel to Russia for medical treatment for a heart condition. Prosecutors feared that [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf [official website, BBC profile] said Saturday he will lobby the United Nations [official website] and the Organization of the Islamic Conference [official website] to make blasphemy an internationally-recognized criminal offense in the wake of controversy surrounding the worldwide republication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] US Federal District Court Judge Jose Linares, presiding over a lawsuit by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey [JURIST report] to block United Arab Emirates [government website]-owned Dubai Ports World [corporate website] from taking over the management of six major US seaport facilities including New Jersey's [read more]

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