Legal news from Sunday, September 13, 2009
14:09 EDT

[JURIST] A panel of Iranian judiciary members has dismissed claims made by pro-reform presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi [NYT profile] that detainees arrested following the disputed June 12 presidential election [JURIST news archive] were sexually assaulted, according to a state media report [text] Saturday. The panel, made up of Iranian Prosecutor [read more]

13:09 EDT

[JURIST] Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner [BBC profile] proposed a new bill [speech transcript, in Spanish] Friday that would erase libel and slander as crimes, part of a broader plan to change the way Argentina's telecommunications businesses are run. Opponents of that bill argue that its provisions, particularly those [read more]

10:09 EDT

[JURIST] The Obama administration is preparing to issue new guidelines for the US detention facility at Bagram Air Base [JURIST news archive; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in Afghanistan that would allow detainees to oppose their indefinite incarceration, according to media reports Sunday. The guidelines [NYT report] are expected to affect all of [read more]

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