Legal news from Friday, November 25, 2005
12:11 EDT

[JURIST] The ailing former senior Iraqi intelligence officer who in late October became the first witness to testify [JURIST report] in the trial of ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has died, the chief prosecutor of the case before the Iraqi High Criminal Court (formerly the Iraqi Special Tribunal [official website]) [read more]

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[JURIST] Russian President Valdimir Putin has said he will consider amendments [Kremlin press statement] to a bill overwhelmingly approved [JURIST report] by the lower house of the Russian parliament Wednesday that would greatly increase state control over non-governmental organizations (NGOs) by requiring them to register with a state commission and [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos [Euroresidentes] said Thursday that media reports that US CIA planes had made secret illegal stops in Spain while carrying terror suspects were unjustified as the US stopovers were legal, but promised to check aircraft more closely in the future. Spain has already been [read more]

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[JURIST] Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet [JURIST news archive] was formally charged with human rights violations Thursday and placed under house arrest on the heels of an unrelated indictment on corruption charges [JURIST report] filed Wednesday on which he was granted bail. This time Pinochet has been charged in [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] A Senegal appeals court ruled Friday that it was "not competent" to extradite former Chad president Hissene Habre [Wikipedia profile] to Belgium to face charges of crimes against humanity - including some alleged 40,000 executions and the torture of over 200,000 people - committed during his 1982-90 rule of [read more]

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[JURIST] Next Wednesday Robin Lovitt [Virginians United Against Crime profile], 41, is slated to become the 1,000th person to be executed since the 10 year moratorium on capital punishment [Wikipedia backgrounder] in the United States was lifted in 1977. He is convicted of fatally stabbing a man with scissors during [read more]

09:11 EDT

[JURIST] French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy [official profile], widely seen as a leading candidate to replace President Jacques Chirac in 2007, is calling for new crime prevention legislation and affirmative action policies in the wake of widespread rioting [JURIST report] by immigrant youths earlier this months that prompted the French [read more]

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[JURIST] Jose Padilla [JURIST news archive], a US citizen charged with planning to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the US, will not face those charges because US officials obtained evidence against him using torture on two al-Qaida members, according to a New York Times report. The Times Thursday quoted [read more]

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[JURIST] Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye [BBC profile], charged [JURIST report] last week with treason by civilian prosecutors, was taken before a Ugandan military court Thursday to answer additional charges of terrorism and illegal firearms possession. Besignye, who had been scheduled to attend a bail hearing in the civilian High [read more]

07:11 EDT

[JURIST] Leading Friday's international brief, Kenyan legal experts have raised concerns that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki [official profile] acted illegally and unconstitutionally when he sacked all 29 ministers and their deputies within 24 hours of his draft constitution being rejected by Kenyan voters [JURIST report]. Kenyan Attorney General Amos Wako [read more]

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