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14:05 EDT

[JURIST] Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed [official website] has offered to accept two detainees held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], discussing his decision [press release] during his weekly radio address on Friday. The offer is being described as a humanitarian gesture, but opposition parties have [read more]

14:05 EDT

[JURIST] Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) [official website] announced on Sunday that the partial recount of the March parliamentary elections [CEIP backgrounder; JURIST news archive] will not alter seat allocations awarded in accordance with the provisional results. The commission held [JURIST report] that the original count showed no signs [read more]

13:05 EDT

[JURIST] A Thai court on Saturday sentenced 27 protesters to six months in prison, according to the chief of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) [official website, in Thai] Tarit Pengit. The accused are members of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship [party website, in Thai], also known as [read more]

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