Legal news from Saturday, November 6, 2004
15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Iraqi government sources Saturday unveiled a plan to proclaim emergency laws in troubled central areas of Iraq, including Falluja and Ramadi. A spokesperson for the Iraqi Interior Ministry stated that the emergency laws could be imposed without declaration and would restrict land and water transportation. In addition, a civilian [read more]

15:11 EDT

[JURIST] Concluding its 82nd session in Geneva, the UN Human Rights Committee asked the United States on Friday to delineate the legal status of inmates in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The US, which has been sharply criticized by human rights groups for abuses, is six years overdue on its [read more]

11:11 EDT

[JURIST] More than 30,000 protestors filled Kiev's main square Saturday in support of presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko, demanding a recount and claiming fraud occurred in last Sunday's election. Results have not been announced in the tight race between Yushchenko and his opponent, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, but the result is [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Former governor of East Timor, Abilio Jose Soares, was released late Friday from Jakarta's Cipinang prison. Soares' 2002 conviction in 2002 for failing to prevent violence that erupted after the East Timorese voted on a United Nations sponsored referendum for independence was overturned by the Supreme Court in Indonesia. [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] International arms dealer Milton Blane was awarded $3.6 million Friday after he accused military contractor Boeing Co. of backing out of a deal to buy two missile launchers and damaging his commercial reputation. Blane, owner of Blane International Group Inc., first approached Boeing in 1999 with a proposal to [read more]

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