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16:04 EDT

[JURIST] The Australian Federal Police [official website] will determine whether Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] military prison detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive] will be subject to a control order [JURIST news archive] when released from prison later this year, members of the Australian government said Sunday. On Friday a [read more]

15:04 EDT

[JURIST] British resident and Iraqi citizen Bisher al-Rawi [Wikipedia profile] was released this weekend from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] after nearly five years in custody as an enemy combatant. Officials have not confirmed the exact time of al-Rawi's release, but he issued a statement [read more]

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[JURIST] Israeli Attorney General Meni Mazuz notified lawyers for Israeli President Moshe Katsav [official website; JURIST news archive] that a second rape charge may be added to Katsav's indictment for alleged sex crimes. The additional charges were made by the same woman who originally accused Katsav [JURIST report] of sexual [read more]

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[JURIST] US President George W. Bush [official profile] again defended US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile] over his role in the firings of federal prosecutors [JURIST news archive] in a press conference [transcript] Saturday, saying that Gonzales has his "full confidence." Bush called Gonzales "an honorable and honest man" [read more]

14:04 EDT

[JURIST] Arab residents of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk [JURIST news archive] expressed anger Sunday at the government's plan to encourage relocation of the city's Arab population. Most of the city's current residents were forced to move to the now ethnically diverse, oil-rich city during the "Arabization" phase of [read more]

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[JURIST] A Russian law banning all foreigners from the country's retail industry took effect Sunday. The new law, passed by the Russian assembly last year, is expected to affect tens of thousands of workers from the former Soviet Republics. The complete ban follows an earlier phase out of foreign workers [read more]

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