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Academic Commentary
3 Nov 2015
by Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law
edited by Alix Ware

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law discusses the recent decision in Meshal v. Higgenbotham... In the Meshal decision on Friday, October 23, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit found (as did the district court below) what FBI agents … [read more]


Legal News
19 Oct 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) [advocacy website] on Monday filed [ECCHR report] a criminal complaint against a high-ranking CIA official for mistreatment of Khaled El-Masri, a German citizen who was detained and allegedly tortured for four months in 2003. El-Masri was on vacation in Macedonia … [read more]


Legal News
24 Aug 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Monday ordered the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization [official websites] to post USD $10 million in bond or cash while they appeal a finding [JURIST report] that they supported the … [read more]


Legal News
16 May 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] A top Osama bin Laden aide was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with other al Qaeda members in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] rejected Khaled al-Fawwaz's … [read more]


Legal News
7 Apr 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] A court in Nairobi on Tuesday ordered five Kenyan citizens and a Tanzanian to be detained for 30 days while authorities investigate possible connections to last week's university massacre. The court granted state lawyers' request [AFP report] for the extended detention of the six suspects, which will likely last … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced four members of the Muslim Brotherhood [official website] to death, along with 14 others to life in prison. The individuals were accused [WSJ report] of murder and possession of firearms, among other charges, after clashes near the Brotherhood's headquarters, which occurred just days … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters [official backgrounder] ruled Saturday that the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas [official website] is a terrorist organization. The decision was based on lawsuits [Daily News Egypt report] alleging that Hamas is responsible for multiple attacks against Egyptian security forces, which have resulted in casualties … [read more]


Legal News
27 Feb 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty [opinion, text] on Thursday of plotting the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, Saudi national Khalid Al-Fawwaz was convicted on four … [read more]


Legal News
24 Feb 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] A jury for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] found the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority [official websites] liable Monday for the terrorist attacks that took place in Israel between 2002-2004 and killed 33 people, including Americans. The jury … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jan 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [press release] Thursday that the UK government's extradition of terror suspect Haroon Aswat to the US in October was lawful. Aswat was arrested in the UK at the request of US authorities in 2005 on terrorism charges relating to … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jan 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Friday sentenced [BBC report] Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to life in prison for supporting terrorism. Hamza was convicted and found guilty [JURIST report] of 11 criminal charges in … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jan 2015
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Alleged al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi, accused of involvement in the bombings of US embassies in Africa, died in a US hospital Friday. Al Libi was captured [JURIST report] by US military special forces in Libya in 2013 and brought to the US to stand trial. The … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 Dec 2014
by Philip Leach of Middlesex University
edited by Yuxin Jiang

JURIST Guest Columnist Philip Leach, of Middlesex University and the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), discusses how the Irish government has urged the European Court of Human Rights to reopen the 1978 case Ireland v. UK ...The Irish government announced this week that it is applying to the … [read more]


Legal News
21 Oct 2014
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Mentally ill British man Haroon Aswat was extradited to the US Tuesday to face terrorism charges after losing a nine-year legal battle. Aswat was accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, 15 years ago, conspiring with radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri [BBC profile; … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A jury for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Monday convicted [press release] Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of supporting terrorism. Al-Masri was found guilty [BBC report] of 11 criminal charges, which included planning to … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A US District Judge on Wednesday said that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile, JURIST news archive], who is being held at a detention facility at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] can answer written questions from the lawyers preparing to defend Sulaiman Abu Ghaith [JURIST news archive], Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jan 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] A judge from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania [official website] on Monday sentenced American-born Colleen LaRose, also known by her self-appointed pseudonym "Jihad Jane," to 10 years in prison for following al Qaeda [JURIST news archive] orders in a failed attempt to assassinate a … [read more]


Academic Commentary
26 Dec 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Susan Herman of the Brooklyn Law School says that the Second Circuit's Ghailani decision is both novel and disturbing because the court relied on the departure from one principle—detention for the purposes of interrogation—as justification or the departure from another principle—the right to a speedy trial ...My … [read more]


Legal News
14 Nov 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit [official website] on Wednesday upheld the 2011 conviction [opinion] of Tarek Mehanna, who was found guilty on four terror-related charges and three charges of lying to authorities. Mehenna was accused of traveling to Yemen and training in a terror camp … [read more]


Legal News
6 Oct 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] US military special forces on Saturday captured Abu Anas al Libi, a suspected high-ranking operative of al Qaeda [JURIST news archive], during a raid conducted in Tripoli, Libya. US authorities allege [press release] that al Libi played a significant role in planning and executing the 1998 bombings of US … [read more]

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