Legal news from Sunday, March 8, 2009
15:03 EDT

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] has distanced himself from remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder [official profile] in which he characterized the US as a "nation of cowards" on race matters, according to an interview [NYT report] with the New York Times published Saturday. Holder made the statement [read more]

15:03 EDT

[JURIST] Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Sunday continued to criticize foreign aid agencies he has expelled from the country, and threatened to expel remaining agencies, diplomats and peacekeepers in Sudan. Bashir has expelled 13 foreign aid agencies [VOA report] from Sudan after the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] [read more]

11:03 EDT

[JURIST] Bangladeshi officials said Saturday that the government is considering trying by court-martial [JURIST report] the more than 1,000 border guards accused of participating in the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) [official website] mutiny [BBC backgrounder], which killed dozens of top BDR officials, including the force's commander. Law Minister Shafique Ahmed [official [read more]

09:03 EDT

[JURIST] Former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Binyam Mohamed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] claimed in Sunday media reports that documents sent from MI5 [official website] to the CIA [official website] show that the British intelligence agency was involved with his alleged torture in Morocco [JURIST news archive]. Mohamed [read more]

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