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Legal news from Tuesday, May 6, 2008
16:05 EDT

[JURIST] Six Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees charged [JURIST report] in connection with the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks [JURIST news archive] will probably not be put on trial by the US military before the end of the Bush administration in January 2009, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Officials and [read more]

16:05 EDT

[JURIST] Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) [governing statute] has filed formal charges against former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia [UN profile], officials said Tuesday. Zia and 10 other officials are accused of corruption and abuse of power for an alleged kickback scheme that awarded lucrative gas contracts to Canadian oil [read more]

15:05 EDT

[JURIST] A British resident still detained at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the UK government alleging that the UK Foreign Office has refused to turn over evidence necessary to his defense before a US military commission, according to the Guardian newspaper. The evidence sought allegedly [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Gojko Klickovic [case materials] Tuesday refused to appear before the War Crimes Chamber [HRW backgrounder] of the Court of Bosnia and Herzogovina [official website] to face charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War. In a statement, Klickovic said that [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] A panel of the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday in a government appeal against a lower court order [JURIST report] directing the Pentagon to release additional documents revealing the names of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees who have either been released or who have [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] Five Afghan detainees freed from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] last week have been taken to Pul-i-Charkhe prison outside the capital Kabul and will likely face trial, Al Jazeera reported Tuesday. The five were among a group of nine detainees released [JURIST report] on [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] Myanmar opposition group the National League for Democracy (NLD) Tuesday slammed the country's ruling junta for plans to go ahead with a scheduled May 10 referendum on a draft constitution [JURIST news archives] despite a devastating weekend storm that left at least 15,000 people dead and thousands more homeless. [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] Former Rwandan Minister of the Interior Callixte Kalimanzira [case materials; press release] went to trial Monday before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website]. Kalimanzira, who served as interior minister during the 1994 genocide [BBC backgrounder], is accused of inciting the genocide in his public speeches, distributing [read more]

12:05 EDT

[JURIST] The US House Judiciary Committee [official website] Tuesday voted to issue a subpoena to compel Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff David Addington [US News profile] to testify about a recently released Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel memorandum [text; JURIST report] that advised the US Department [read more]

10:05 EDT

[JURIST] The number of UK employers prosecuted for hiring illegal immigrants has spiked since changes to British immigration laws were implemented in February, the BBC reported Monday. So far, 137 companies have been cited for employing illegal immigrants, 10 times more than were cited in all of 2007. Employers caught [read more]

09:05 EDT

[JURIST] The annual Webby Awards [awards website] in Law and more than 100 other subject categories were announced in New York Tuesday as the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences [profession website] honored excellence in interactive design, creativity, usability and functionality on the Internet in 2008. OUT-LAW.com, an IT/e-commerce [read more]

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