Legal news from Saturday, December 12, 2009
13:12 EDT

[JURIST] The family of Kenyan Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Mohamed Abdulmalik has filed a lawsuit against the Kenyan government claiming that he was illegally detained, tortured, and rendered to US authorities. The suit seeks Abdulmalik's return to Kenya and USD $30 million in damages. Abdulmalik was originally arrested [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [official website; BBC profile] on Saturday recalled Proclamation 1959 [text, PDF], lifting the declaration of martial law [press release] and reinstating habeas corpus in the province of Maguindanao. Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita announced that martial law had been lifted, saying that the objectives of Proclamation [read more]

09:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Constitutional Court of Turkey [official website, in Turkish] voted Friday to ban the Democratic Society Party (DTP) after finding the party to have been cooperating with the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) [GlobalSecurity backgrounder], a separatist, designated terrorist group. The vote occurred after the PKK claimed responsibility [AP report] [read more]

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