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Legal news from Thursday, February 10, 2011
12:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Egyptian military is improperly detaining protesters and allowing prisoner abuse [press release], including torture, according to a Wednesday report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website]. HRW, in conjunction with Front for the Defense of Egyptian Protesters (FDP) [advocacy website, in Arabic], has calculated at least 119 arbitrary [read more]

11:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Pentagon announced Wednesday that a senior Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] official has reduced the sentence of Ibrahim al Qosi [DOD materials; JURIST news archive], the former al Qaeda cook and accountant who pleaded guilty [JURIST report] before a military tribunal last July to crimes of [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi [NYT profile; JURIST news archive] has been placed under house arrest [Saham News report, in Persian], according to his website Saham News [website, in Persian]. On Thursday morning, security forces reportedly took control of the area outside of Karroubi's residence and have barred all [read more]

08:02 EDT

[JURIST] The Croatian Ministry of Justice [official website, in Croatian] on Wednesday asked France to extradite [Hrvatska report, in Croatian] former Serb paramilitary fighter Milorad Momic, according to a report by state television. Momic, who has allegedly been living under a false name in France, was arrested last week in [read more]

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