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Legal news from Saturday, November 11, 2006
16:11 EDT

[JURIST] The United States Saturday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution [draft text and explanations] condemning an Israeli attack on Beit Hanoun [BBC report] in the Gaza Strip on November 8 that resulted in the deaths of at least 18 civilians and calling on Israel "to scrupulously abide by its [read more]

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[JURIST] The German Defense Ministry [official website] has denied allegations that a suspected al-Qaida operative was beaten while in military custody. German newspaper Die Welt Saturday quoted a Ministry report that 32 operatives of Germany's KSK special forces [Wikipedia backgrounder] in Afghanistan [JURIST news archive] knew that Murat Kurnaz [Amnesty [read more]

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[JURIST] A European Parliament lawmaker visiting Poland [JURIST news archive] as a member of a Council of Europe [JURIST news archive] team holding hearings [Polskie Radio report] on that nation's role in the operation of secret CIA prisons [JURIST news archive] complained to journalists Friday about the "reluctance of the [read more]

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[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour [official profile] warned [UN press release] on Friday that continued movements by armed militias in the western region of Darfur [JURIST archive] will lead to more atrocities against ethnic African civilians. Arbour cited the attacks of October 29-30 [UN press release; [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Federal Bureau of Prisons [official website] has assigned former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow [JURIST news archive] to a federal detention center in Oakdale, Louisiana [official website], according a new inmate listing on the FBP website. FDC Oakdale is a minimum security facility which already houses [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] UK Chancellor Gordon Brown [official profile] called for broader race hate laws after a British jury Friday acquitted [JURIST report] two British National Party [official party website] (BNP) members Friday of inciting racial hatred. The charges stemmed from 2004 speeches in West Yorkshire, taped by the BBC, in which [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] The United Nations inquiry commission investigating the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri [JURIST news archive] Friday delivered a revised draft proposal to the Lebanese government on the establishment of an international tribunal to try suspects in the case. The New York Times reported Saturday [read more]

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