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Legal news from Saturday, April 7, 2007
20:04 EDT

[JURIST] Iranian diplomat Jalal Sharafi has claimed that CIA operatives tortured him after he was kidnapped and detained in Iraq [BBC report] two months ago. According to Iranian state television Saturday, Sharafi, who was released last week, said CIA officials asked him about Iran's relationship with Iraq and various Iraqi [read more]

15:04 EDT

[JURIST] A US judge ruled Friday that an anti-Castro militant allegedly behind the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner [Wikipedia backgrounder; additional materials] should be released on bail, which was set at $350,000. Luis Posada Carriles [Wikipedia profile; additional materials; JURIST news archive], 78, a former CIA operative trained by [read more]

14:04 EDT

[JURIST] Agence France-Presse (AFP) [corporate website] and Google [corporate website] Friday settled a landmark copyright infringement lawsuit [JURIST report] which the French news agency filed two years ago against the Internet giant for automatically pulling and displaying photos, headlines and leads of news stories from the websites of AFP subscribers. [read more]

12:04 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] issued an emergency stay of an federal injunction Friday, hours after US District Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virgina issued the partial order prohibiting leading Internet phone service Vonage [corporate website] from subscribing new [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] Chinese Foreign Ministry [official website] spokesperson Qin Gang blasted [statement, in Chinese] a new human rights report released by the US Department of State [official website] as being inconsistent with "basic facts" Saturday, characterizing it as unsubstantiated and slanderous to the human rights conditions in China [JURIST news archive]. [read more]

09:04 EDT

[JURIST] Monica M. Goodling [JURIST news archive], one of the key aides who took part in planning the firings of eight US Attorneys [JURIST news archive] who was formerly on voluntary leave from her post as special counsel to the US Attorney General, submitted her resignation without cause Friday. Goodling's [read more]

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