Legal news from Saturday, November 13, 2004
19:11 EDT

[JURIST] The suspected roommate of a USS Cole bomber and al-Quaida sympathizer Saturday refused to attend a hearing on his status conducted by the US military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The detainee is accused of traveling to Afghanistan to join Taliban forces against the US and to meet with al-Quaida [read more]

15:11 EDT

[JURIST] The National Assembly of South Africa has passed the Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Bill [PDF]. Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula announced the approval of the legislation Friday, saying that great care had been taken in crafting it to ensure that it would prevent [read more]

14:11 EDT

[JURIST] US Vice-President Dick Cheney was taken to George Washington University Hospital Saturday afternoon after complaining of shortness of breath. The Vice-President has a history of heart troubles, including four heart attacks and a quadruple bypass surgery. Some individuals have expressed concern that the Vice-President's health would prevent him from [read more]

14:11 EDT

[JURIST] The US Commission on Civil Rights failed Friday to approve a controversial report [PDF] on the rights record of the Bush administration when the 8 member panel split 4-4 on the vote to adopt the draft document. The Commission came under heavy scrutiny when it published a draft of [read more]

10:11 EDT

[JURIST] Dagestani native Magomed Salikhov was brought to Russia on Saturday after his arrest in Azerbaijan for alleged involvement in a 1999 bombing in Buinaksk that killed 64 people and helped instigate Moscow's more recent military campaign in neighboring Chechnya. Two other men, including Salikhov's brother Alisultan, were convicted in [read more]

08:11 EDT

[JURIST] The imprisoned leader of Palestinian uprisings, Marwan Barghouti, has decided to run in the upcoming Palestinian elections to replace Yasser Arafat. A source close to the jailed politician said Barghouti would seek the position of president only with the backing of the ruling Fatah movement. Barghouti is serving multiple [read more]

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