Legal news from Saturday, October 17, 2009
14:10 EDT

[JURIST] This week's trials of those involved in the deadly July riots in Urumqi [JURIST news archive], the capital of China's Xinjiang province, failed to meet [HRW release] Chinese and international fairness and due process standards Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said Friday. HRW alleges that defendants were not [read more]

12:10 EDT

[JURIST] A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] refused [opinion, PDF] Friday to force the Department of Defense (DOD) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official websites] to release non-redacted versions of documents that allegedly describe the torture and abuse of 14 Guantanamo Bay [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] Taiwan's Constitutional Court [official website, in Chinese] on Friday dismissed an appeal by former president Chen Shui-bian [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who faces a life sentence [JURIST report] on corruption charges. Chen's appeal was based on a claim that his constitutional rights were violated when judges were replaced [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] A British High Court ruled [judgment, PDF] Friday that previously redacted text regarding the alleged torture of former Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed [JURIST news archive] should be publicly disclosed. The text in question relates to Mohamed's allegations that, while being held in Pakistan, he was tortured by Pakistani agents [read more]

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