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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Nawaz to visit Saudi Arabia, NAB faviours, SC nozzles media,

For Dressing Down? Nawaz to visit Saudi Arabia on Sept 11
The former premier is expected to hold talks with Saudi King Abdullah, during his visit to the country.

To be Fair: Cases against PM’s wife withdrawn by NAB
Two corruption references against Fouzia Gilani and five others for loan defaults were withdrawn by the prosecution.

Not in My Backyard: Media asked not to comment on SJC proceedings
Curbs on free speech have been imposed in the wake of Justice Soomro’s controversial comments against the court.

Israel targets medical teams - JALAZONE, occupied West Bank (IPS) - Fourteen-year-old Muhammad Nayif's mother broke down as she spoke to IPS. Nayif died after being shot three times in the chest by Israeli soldiers Monday night. Palestinian medical personnel who tried to reach the critically injured boy near the Jalazone refugee camp north of Ramallah were threatened at gunpoint by Israeli soldiers and shot at.

Why we back the boycott call - When we decided to pull our film Looking for Eric from the Melbourne International Film festival following our discovery that the festival was part-sponsored by the Israeli state, we wrote to the director, Richard Moore, detailing our reasons. Unfortunately he has misrepresented our position and did so again last week on the Guardian's Comment is free by stating that "to allow the personal politics of one filmmaker to proscribe a festival position ... goes against the grain of what festivals stand for," and claiming that "Loach's demands were beyond the pale." Filmmakers Ken Loach, Rebecca O'Brien and Paul Laverty comment.

John Ashcroft Can Be Sued For Post-9/11 Detentions, Court Rules BOISE, Idaho — A federal appeals court delivered a stinging rebuke Friday to the Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 detention policies, ruling that former Attorney General John Ashcroft can be held liable for people who were wrongfully detained as material witnesses after 9/11. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government's improper use of material witnesses after Sept. 11 was "repugnant to the Constitution and a painful reminder of some of the most ignominious chapters of our national history."


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