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20 Jul 2013

Since Roe, states have reacted in a variety of ways, with most states seeking to limit the availability of abortion. These restrictions have taken various forms, including placing limits based on the gestational age of the fetus, adding informed consent requirements, and placing stricter limitations on minors seeking abortions. Gestational … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Jonathan 'Jack' Idema [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], an American civilian convicted of illegal imprisonment and torture as a rogue vigilante in Afghanistan in 2004, filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press [media website] Thursday, alleging that AP defamed, libeled, and slandered him. He also alleged that AP distributed … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jun 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The warden of a prison where Jonathan 'Jack' Idema [BBC profile], the last of three imprisoned US citizens convicted of illegal imprisonment and torture in Afghanistan in 2004, confirmed Idema's release Wednesday, saying that Idema left Afghanistan shortly after his release on June 2. Idema, a former member of … [read more]


Legal News
10 Apr 2007
by Alexis Unkovic

[JURIST] Former US Green Beret Jonathan 'Jack' Idema [BBC profile], the last of three US citizens jailed in 2004 on charges [JURIST reports] of running a private jail and torturing eight Afghan men, will reportedly be released from an Afghan prison soon. Idema, US journalist Edward Caraballo [personal website], and … [read more]


Legal News
30 Apr 2006
by Stefanie Presley

[JURIST] US journalist Edward Caraballo, one of three US citizens jailed in 2004 [JURIST report] on charges of running a private jail and torturing eight Afghan men, was released Sunday from Kabul's Pul-i-Charki prison by presidential decree. Caraballo, former US Green Beret Jonathan Idema [BBC profile], and ex-servicemen Brett Bennett … [read more]


Legal News
31 Mar 2005
by Amit Patel

[JURIST] An appeals court in Afghanistan has reduced the sentences of three US citizens who had been convicted of torturing Afghans and running a private jail in Kabul. The three men, Jonathan Idema [BBC profile], Brent Bennett and Edward Caraballo, who were in Afghanistan on a freelance terrorist hunt, were … [read more]

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