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· August, 2006

Stories about Law from August, 2006

Jamaica: In-house terrorist

  30 August 2006

A Jamaica-born Muslim cleric who has been convicted in the UK for incitement to murder is about to be deported back to his homeland. “As if our gun-toting criminals aren't enough, now we have to worry about terrorist threats because we'll have our own soon to arrive, fresh from England,...

Poland: Suing the Homophobes

  30 August 2006

The beatroot writes that Polish gay rights activists are taking the wrong cases to court: “But going to courts over the two pieces of infantile nonsense […] is not the right way to go about challenging officially sponsored homophobia in Poland.”

Caribbean: Licensing sex workers

  28 August 2006

Barbados Free Press has some questions for the government officials who are considering licensing prostitutes (or is it “sex workers”) for the duration of next year's Cricket World Cup tournament.

Russia, Ukraine: News Roundup

  28 August 2006

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog summarizes the news: cathedral on fire; good citizen enriches himself by not robbing the state; Ukraine's former prime minister sentenced for money laundering in the United States; kids sexually abused at a Black Sea summer camp.

Barbados: Development double standards

  28 August 2006

The Mulllins Bay Blog slams the double standard that allows wealthy developers to construct destructive barriers of dubious utility on the seashore, while “the few small home owners remaining in the area have to jump through hoops to get permission from “Coastal” to place a few rocks on the beach...

Trinidad & Tobago: Reviewing the draft constitution

  28 August 2006

Jeremy Taylor parses Trinidad & Tobago's new draft constitution, and concludes that “there are some very strange things in this draft, which would have the effect of increasing the power of the country's political leader at the expense of the judiciary and the parliament.”

China: Leading Bishop released

  26 August 2006

Bishop An Shuxin of China's underground Catholic Church has been released after ten years in prison, blogs China Digital Times‘ Liu Yong.

China: Patron saint of activist-bloggers?

  26 August 2006

How to describe twenty two-year old MSN Spaces blogger Zeng Jinyan? A threat to national security? An AIDS activist who brings support, joy and hope to countless AIDS orphans? A young wife radicalized after her husband was kidnapped by the state for over a month? Patron spokesblogger for otherwise voiceless...

Thailand: North Korean Refugees

  25 August 2006

Bangkok Pundit replies to a comment that was posted on a forum and was critical of Thailand's role in handling refugees from North Korea. Earlier this week, Thai police raided and detained 175 North Koreans who were hiding in a church home in Bangkok.

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (2)

  25 August 2006

Victoria Shcherbina (LJ user saint-autere) reacts to the news of the August 22 TU-154 crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed all 170 people on board, by writing (RUS) about the death of her father – IL-86 navigator Valeriy Shcherbina – in a crash at Moscow's Sheremetyevo four years earlier, on...

Jamaica: Better policing

  25 August 2006

Gela relates an incident which paints the Jamaican police in a less than glowing light: “The police is one of the public sector groups who are currently agitating for more pay. I have no quarrel with that, but can we the taxpayers who are funding the salaries see some good...

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (1)

  24 August 2006

On August 19, LJ user sapojnik (39 years old, Moscow) wrote this (RUS) about the 15th anniversary of the 1991 August Putsch: The Day of Victory Over the CPSU It's necessary to have a clear understanding of what happened in August 1991. It wasn't the “collapse of the [Soviet] Union,”...

Ukraine: Senior Officer Killed

  23 August 2006

LEvko of Foreign Notes writes about the organized crime and political connection of the recent murder of a senior officer involved in investigation of a “money laundering operation linked to a ‘Donetsk financial establishment’.”

China: Karaoke management

  23 August 2006

The Cultural bureau and Intellectual property rights bureau in China intervene into the Karaoke business, the former wants to control the pool of music and song used in karaoke, while the latter lists the charge for the song's copy rights fee. Jxhill quotes from mainstream media's data saying that the...

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