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Legal News
28 Oct 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A UN human rights expert said Monday that he was "shocked" by Iran's execution of a woman convicted of murdering a man whom she accused of raping her. Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed in Tehran's Evin prison on Saturday morning despite international opposition from many organizations and rights groups, including … [read more]

Legal News
22 Aug 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] An Iraqi man pleaded guilty in the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky [official website] Tuesday on charges of conspiring to aid terrorists. Mohaned Shareef Hammadi [JURIST news archive] pleaded guilty to 10 charges [AP report] including sending money, weapons and explosives to al Qaeda in … [read more]

Academic Commentary
24 Feb 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School says the standard of review of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant applications too heavily favors the government by creating an evidentiary burden nearly impossible for defendants to overcome...Earlier this month, in US v. Hammadi, a district judge in … [read more]

Academic Commentary
17 Feb 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Jimmy Gurulé of the University of Notre Dame Law School says that Congress may have chosen to protect national security interests over the rights of criminal defendants in allowing a lower standard of constitutional protections under FISA...Defendant Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, an Iraqi citizen who was granted refugee … [read more]

Legal News
9 Feb 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky [official website] on Wednesday allowed "secret evidence" to be used against an Iraqi refugee for terrorism charges, finding probable cause that he is "an agent of a foreign power." Mohanad Shareef Hammadi is charged with attempting … [read more]

Legal News
28 Sep 2011
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky [official website] ruled Tuesday that an Iraqi national can stand trial in US civilian court for terrorism-related crimes. Chief Judge Thomas Russell, in an 11-page opinion, rejected [Courier-Journal report] arguments made by Waad Ramadan Alwan that, … [read more]

Legal News
17 Jun 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official website] Thursday defended his plans to prosecute terror suspects in federal civilian courts, responding to harsh criticism from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) [official website] urging two Iraqi-born terror suspects in Kentucky be sent to the Guantanamo Bay military detention facility. Holder … [read more]

Legal News
4 Aug 2010
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] An officer for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees [official website] said Wednesday said that lawyer Mohammad Mostafei, who is defending a woman sentenced to death in Iran, is seeking asylum in Turkey after fleeing Iran following alleged harassment [AI release] by Iranian officials. Mostafei … [read more]

Professional Commentary
20 Apr 2009

Baseer Naveed [Senior researcher, Asian Human Rights Commission]: "The government of Pakistan has surrendered before the Islamic militants and the Taliban by entering into an unconstitutional agreement with the Islamic militants operating in the country. On April 13, 2009, Pakistan's National Assembly and President implemented an Islamic code of practice, … [read more]

Legal News
4 Aug 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Ahmad Jannati, head of Iran's powerful Guardian Council [official website], on Friday called for the abolition of the United Nations and the UN Security Council [official website] because of its prejudicial stance towards Iran. Jannati complained that the Security Council failed to pass a resolution condemning Israel for alleged … [read more]

Legal News
17 Oct 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] Iranian officials have approved the basic outlines of a "single-urgency" bill providing for the suspension of Iran's voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol [IAEA report] to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) [text]. Mahmoud Mohammadi, a member of the Iranian commission that approved the changes, said the government would suspend … [read more]

Legal News
2 Jul 2005
by Christopher Tate

[JURIST] An adviser to outgoing Iranian president Khatami said Saturday that Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [Wikipedia profile] is not the man in a photograph taken during the 1979 hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran [Wikipedia backgrounder]. Saeed Hajjarian, a former top secret agent, said that the man in … [read more]

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