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Legal news from Sunday, December 30, 2007
14:12 EDT

[JURIST] The husband of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive] called Sunday for an international investigation into the circumstances surrounding Bhutto's assassination [JURIST report] last week. Asif Ali Zardari urged the United Nations to conduct an inquiry similar to the ongoing UN investigation into the [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry [official website] confirmed Saturday that 10 Saudi detainees released [press release] from Guantanamo Bay have returned home. With the latest release, roughly 275 detainees remain at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST report], approximately 60 of whom have been cleared for release. Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] has overturned a $156 million verdict [JURIST report] awarded in 2004 by a federal jury to the family of a 17-year-old killed in the West Bank against several US-based charities accused of supporting terrorism. In its opinion [PDF [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] Chinese Human Rights Defenders said Saturday that human rights activist Hu Jia has been detained on charges of inciting subversion of state power [press release]. According to the advocacy group, Hu was arrested on Thursday in connection to "his peaceful activities in promoting human rights, including reporting abuses and [read more]

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