Legal news from Sunday, December 9, 2007
16:12 EDT

[JURIST] Malaysian police detained 21 lawyers, activists and opposition figures Sunday after nationwide raids in response to continuing demonstrations against the country's government. The police arrested 12 members of an opposition coalition for participating in a November 10 rally for electoral reforms [JURIST report]. The rally drew about 30,000 people [read more]

15:12 EDT

[JURIST] A lawyer for the first "high-value" Guantanamo Bay detainee to be allowed to meet privately with attorneys told AP Saturday that his client had been "subjected to state-sanctioned torture" in secret overseas CIA prisons. J. Wells Dixon [advocacy profile] has filed a federal court motion [text, PDF] seeking an [read more]

14:12 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice [official website] and the CIA Inspector General announced Saturday they will conduct a joint preliminary investigation into the destruction of videotaped recordings of two terror suspects in 2005, which could then lead to a full investigation. The preliminary investigation will likely focus [AP report] [read more]

09:12 EDT

[JURIST] A national convention of Pakistani lawyers meeting in Lahore Saturday called on its members to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections in the country and urged political parties to do the same. The All Pakistan Lawyers' Representatives Convention said that efforts must be focused on restoring the suspended 1973 constitution and [read more]

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