Legal news from Sunday, June 6, 2010
13:06 EDT

[JURIST] Afghan President Hamid Karzai [official profile; JURIST news archive] Sunday announced the creation of a commission [press release] to review the cases of all suspected Taliban militants currently being held in custody. Suspects that are being held without sufficient evidence will immediately be released. The announcement comes two days [read more]

11:06 EDT

[JURIST] The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission [official website] announced Sunday that the agency has lifted a ban against Facebook [website] after the social networking site agreed to remove content depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The commission blocked access to Facebook [BBC report] last week in response to objectionable caricatures of the [read more]

10:06 EDT

[JURIST] Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court Saturday upheld a ruling requiring the country's Ministry of Interior [official website] to revoke the citizenship of Egyptian men married to Jewish Israeli women. The court distinguished Israeli women of Jewish origin from those of Arab origin, saying the two are fundamentally different because Arab [read more]

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[JURIST] The Chilean Supreme Court released a report Friday detailing the secret fortune of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], estimating it at over $20 million. The report concluded that Pinochet's military salary accounted for less than 10 percent of the total. This report joins another [read more]

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