Legal news from Saturday, October 25, 2008
16:10 EDT

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals [court website] on Friday granted [order, PDF] a provisional stay of the execution of Troy Anthony Davis [defense website], which had been scheduled [GA AG press release] for Monday, October 27. In granting the stay, the Eleventh Circuit [read more]

14:10 EDT

[JURIST] Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao [JURIST news archive] called for greater regulation of global financial markets [speech, text] Saturday at the closing of the Seventh Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 7) [conference website] in Beijing, China. ASEM 7 is the seventh annual inter-regional meeting [ASEM backgrounder] between the heads of state [read more]

11:10 EDT

[JURIST] A US military judge on Friday rescheduled the trial of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] for January 26. US Army Col. Patrick Parrish granted the defense's motion for an independent psychological and psychiatric examination [Globe and Mail report], which may determine whether Khadr's prior statements [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] Yemeni security officials have unlawfully and arbitrarily detained hundreds of individuals [press release] as part of its campaign against northern Yemeni rebels since 2004, according to a report [PDF text] released Friday by Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website]. The report found that government security forces sometimes unlawfully arrested [read more]

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