Legal news from Saturday, September 22, 2007
21:09 EDT

[JURIST] A US Department of Justice lawyer has informed lawyers representing some 40 detainees at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST report] that they will no longer be able to visit with or send written communications to their clients. DOJ lawyer Andrew I. Warden sent an e-mail to the detainees' counsel Friday, referencing [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] A German Justice Ministry official said Saturday that US officials have confirmed that there are no plans to extradite 13 CIA agents wanted in Germany on suspicion of playing a role in the alleged 2003 kidnapping and extraordinary rendition of German national Khalid el-Masri [JURIST news archive]. German prosecutors [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [personal website; JURIST news archive] was extradited to Peru Saturday following the Supreme Court of Chile's decision [JURIST report] Friday that Fujimori should be extradited on human rights and corruption charges. Fujimori is accused of approving death squad killings and misusing government funds in [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] The UN General Assembly [official website] agreed by consensus Friday to accept a committee recommendation that Taiwan's latest bid for UN membership [JURIST reports] be rejected. Taiwan, which officially refers to itself as the Republic of China, was kicked out of the UN in 1971 by General Assembly Resolution [read more]

08:09 EDT

[JURIST] Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell on Friday ordered [press release] the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles [official website] "to immediately suspend approval of future parole for any inmate serving a sentence involving a violent offense." Rell said her decision was based on several recent incidents where parolees have been [read more]

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