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Legal news from Friday, August 10, 2007
16:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Friday denied [PDF text] the request of Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Belbacha [BBC profile] to stay his transfer to Algeria [JURIST report]. Belbacha has been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], but he has says that [read more]

14:08 EDT

[JURIST] Lawyers representing exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] filed an appeal Friday against the latest arrest warrant [JURIST report] issued by a Moscow district court on allegations that Berezovsky embezzled $13 million in credit funds [JURIST report] from a bank he formerly owned. The court [read more]

13:08 EDT

[JURIST] Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor reiterated allegations Friday that Libyan authorities subjected the six medics to torture during their eight years in Libyan custody on suspicion of deliberately infecting hundreds of Libyan children with the HIV virus [JURIST news archive]. The six medics have consistently maintained their [read more]

13:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Bush administration Friday announced new reforms [fact sheet] that are designed to "address border security and immigration challenges." In a statement [text] Friday, Bush said that the new meausres "represent steps my Administration can take within the boundaries of existing law to better secure our borders, improve worksite [read more]

11:08 EDT

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] ordered the Pakistani government to produce complete voter registration records Friday after former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC profile] petitioned that there were up to 30 million missing registrations. Bhutto's lawyer Latif Khosa argued that the 2002 registration had failed to account [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] China has released a prisoner initially sentenced to death for burning debris during the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests [BBC backgrounder], the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy [advocacy website] reported Friday. Former construction worker Xi Haoliang, who the center said was released Tuesday, was among an [read more]

10:08 EDT

[JURIST] Three men charged with conspiracy to cause explosions [JURIST report] for their alleged involvement in the July 7, 2005 London transit bombings [JURIST news archive; BBC timeline] pleaded not guilty Friday. The defendants - Mohammed Shakil, Sadeer Saleem, and Waheed Ali - are accused of plotting terror attacks against [read more]

09:08 EDT

[JURIST] US District Judge Marcia Cooke [official profile] ruled Thursday that jurors in the terror trial of Jose Padilla [JURIST news archive] and co-defendants Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi [GlobalSecurity profiles] will not be able to consider the "defensive jihad" defense, agreeing with federal prosecutors that the defendants [read more]

08:08 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense has cleared for release one of the Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees who was a legal resident in the UK before his detention, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs Sandy Hodgkinson said Thursday. The US has not transferred the detainee, who [read more]

08:08 EDT

[JURIST] Johnson & Johnson (J&J) [corporate website] filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the American Red Cross (ARC) [organization website] alleging that the ARC has been improperly licensing the red cross symbol [J&J press release] for commercial purposes. ARC President and CEO Mark W. Everson called the lawsuit "obscene" [ARC [read more]

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