March 17, 2015
by Sarah Boehme
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday reported evidence that cluster bombs were dropped on at least two towns in Libya. HRW said they have not yet determined who dropped the bombs. The Libyan Air Force recently bombed the two towns, but it has denied using banned cluster bombs. Cluster munitions are ...[read more]
August 8, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Bahraini government on Sunday released two Shiite lawmakers from prison in an effort to comply with political reforms recently drawn up by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Jawad Fairooz and Matar Matar, who had been held in custody for two months, were arrested in May following their ...[read more]
February 11, 2010
by Matt Glenn
Iraq Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani told the Associated Press Wednesday that the Iraqi government has ordered approximately 250 former Blackwater employees to leave Iraq by the end of the week. The Iraqi government was reacting to a US federal court's December decision to dismiss charges ...[read more]
August 27, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed Jawad said Thursday that the Afghan citizen will sue the US government for compensation for mistreatment. Jawad, who was detained in 2002 under suspicion of throwing a grenade at US forces in Afghanistan, alleges continuous, widespread ...[read more]
August 24, 2009
by Bhargav Katikaneni
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Monday that Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed Jawad has been repatriated to Afghanistan. Co-counsel for Jawad, US Air Force Major Frakt, hailed his client's release as a victory for justice:Mr. Jawad has finally returned home to celebrate Ramadan ...[read more]
August 19, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Obama administration has notified Congress of plans to transfer six Guantanamo Bay detainees out of the country, according to a Tuesday Miami Herald report. The notifications were reportedly filed August 7, in accordance with a new law that requires risk assessments and notification of ...[read more]
July 30, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Jawad v. Obama, et al., US District Court for the District of Columbia, July 30, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on Mohammed Jawad... ...[read more]
July 30, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday ordered that Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed Jawad be released prior to August 24. Largely adopting a proposed order filed by the government on Wednesday, Judge Ellen Huvelle granted Jawad's habeas corpus petition, ...[read more]
July 29, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed Jawad on Tuesday called on the US District Court for the District of Columbia to sign off on the release of their client, claiming Afghanistan is ready to repatriate him. The lawyers say that prosecutors in the case have admitted that they do not have ...[read more]
July 20, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday ordered the suppression of all out-of-court statements made by Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Jawad that may have been elicited through torture. Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) chose not to oppose a motion to ...[read more]

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