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Legal news from Saturday, September 5, 2009
12:09 EDT

[JURIST] Iran opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi [IranTracker profile] on Saturday called for continued protests over the recent controversial election [JURIST report] in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [BBC profile] was re-elected. Mousavi maintained his position that the election was fraudulent and urged supporters [Reuters report] to oppose the results. Mousavi's [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Belgian Foreign Ministry [official website] announced press release] Friday that they have accepted a former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee into their country for resettlement. The Belgian government announced that the detainee, who has not been named, will receive a work permit and that further "accompanying measures [read more]

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[JURIST] The World Trade Organization (WTO) [website] on Friday ruled that Airbus received illegal subsidies from European governments, according to sources familiar with the unreleased decision. The preliminary ruling [Washington Post report] came in response to a complaint [materials; JURIST report] filed by the US Trade Representative alleging that the [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that former attorney general John Ashcroft [JURIST news archive] is not entitled to absolute and qualified immunity, allowing an unlawful detention lawsuit by US citizen Abdullah Al-Kidd to go forward. At the heart of [read more]

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