Legal news from Sunday, December 21, 2008
20:12 EDT

[JURIST] An Argentine court on Friday suspended its decision to release up to 20 suspects who are accused of committing human rights violations during the country's military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983, known as the "Dirty War" [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The court Thursday released the men pending bail [read more]

15:12 EDT

[JURIST] Four white Zimbabwean farmers were charged Thursday with trespassing on state property for failing to vacate farms that were seized by the government. The charges are in defiance of a November ruling by the South African Development Community Tribunal [official website] that ordered Zimbabwe to halt [JURIST report] its [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Iraqi parliament [official website] Saturday voted down a status of forces draft law which would have permitted 6,000 troops from the United Kingdom, Australia, Romania, El Salvador, and Estonia to remain in the country after the current UN mandate [UN press release] authorizing the multi-national force in Iraq [read more]

09:12 EDT

[JURIST] Iraqi judge Dhia Al Kinani Friday announced an investigation into the alleged beating of Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi. Al-Zaidi was allegedly beaten after throwing his shoes at US President George W. Bush [official website] on December 14 during a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [BBC [read more]

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