Legal news from Sunday, November 13, 2005
16:11 EDT

[JURIST] CIA interrogators tried to cover up the death of a man who died while being questioned at Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] prison, according to a TIME magazine report [press release] published Sunday. The death of Manadel al-Jamadi [Wikipedia profile] was ruled a homicide in a US Department of [read more]

15:11 EDT

[JURIST] President Bush is set to sign a bill [text] this week providing for US military assistance to Nepal [JURIST news archive] if its government "has restored civil liberties, is protecting human rights, and has demonstrated, through dialogue with Nepal's political parties, a commitment to a clear timetable to restore [read more]

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[JURIST] Lawyers for former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY fact sheet] are urging another postponement in his trial for war crimes [JURIST news archive] at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website], which has now spanned four years. After complaining recently of pains in the neck, [read more]

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[JURIST] Four people were killed [AP report] Saturday in continued violence [JURIST report] over proposed changes to the Kenyan constitution [PDF text] as police tried to break up an anti-constitution rally in Mombassa, where President Mwai Kibaki [official profile], a supporter of the constitution, was visiting. Kenyans will vote in [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] Despite curfews and added security measures [JURIST report] French youths continued to riot in the streets Saturday night. Central Paris was calm, but for the first time since rioting by disaffected Arab and African immigrant youth began 17 nights ago it has spread to another major city, Lyon [AP [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] A spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari [Wikipedia profile] has claimed that agents supporting Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] murdered two defense lawyers involved in the trial [JURIST news archive] of the former Iraqi president and eight co-defendants in a bid to derail the proceeding. Adel Muhammad Abbas, [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Final certified results [official count] of the September 18 Afghan election for the Wolesi Jirga (lower-house of parliament) [Wikipedia backgrounder] and councils in all 34 provinces were released Saturday. Among those elected were three former members of the deposed Taliban and several former Afghan commanders, some of whom have [read more]

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