Legal news from Sunday, April 19, 2009
16:04 EDT

[JURIST] Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [official profile; JURIST news archive] on Sunday issued an order to prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi to recognize the legal rights of detained journalists Roxana Saberi [advocacy website] and Hossein Derakhshan [personal weblog], according to a report [text] by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). According [read more]

15:04 EDT

[JURIST] French police arrested Jurdan Martitegi Lizaso [El Pais backgrounder, in Spanish], the alleged leader of Spain's Basque separatist group ETA [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], and two others during Saturday raids in which Spanish police also arrested six other suspected members of the group. Officials alleged that the group [read more]

11:04 EDT

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] is in violation of international law for declining to prosecute Bush-era CIA agents who allegedly used torture [JURIST news archive], UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak [official profile, DOC] said in an interview [text, in German] published Friday in Austrian newspaper Der [read more]

10:04 EDT

[JURIST] The government of Serbia [JURIST news archive] on Friday submitted [press release] its arguments against the legality of Kosovo's unilaterally declared independence [JURIST news archive] to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website; JURIST news archive]. Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremic [official profile] said the government, [read more]

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