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· August, 2006

Stories about Law from August, 2006

Jamaica: In-house terrorist

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...

Russia, Ukraine: “Managed Oligarchy,” Lazarenko Case

Moscow has more billionaires than NYC, but in Putin's era, they are no longer “oligarchs” but “mere tycoons,” writes Vilhelm Konnander. In another post, he discusses the trial and the...

Poland: Suing the Homophobes

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...

Caribbean: Licensing sex workers

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

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...

Barbados: Development double standards

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Reviewing the draft constitution

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...

Tanzania: Royalties for the first time

For the first time, Tanzania's musicians get their royalties, reports Tanzania's leading photoblogger, Issa Michuzi.

China: Leading Bishop released

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?

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...

Thailand: North Korean Refugees

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...

Russia: FSB in Ryazan

Sean of Sean's Russia Blog remembers his unpleasant encounter with the Russian Federal Security Service in Ryazan.

Ukraine: Frustrating Ways of Doing Business

Petro of Petro's Jotter has formulated Ukrainian Business Law Axioms #1 and #2.

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (2)

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...

Jamaica: Better policing

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...

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (1)

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...

China: Censors vs. video, culture, innovation, humor, pretty much the entire Chinese blogsphere

Late last month a seemingly important stage was reached in the maturation process of China's blogsphere with the launch of Bullog.cn, a new website bringing together—a substantial and pertinent alternative...

Flood in Burkina Faso, Nigeria withdraws from Bakassi

Read bloggers' write about flooding in Burkina Faso, Nigeria's withdrawal from the Bakassi peninsula, an opinion about NEPAD and politics in Gambia.

Cambodia: Banned Things

The blogger at Details Are Sketchy has a list of “mindless things” that are banned in Cambodia.

Ukraine: Senior Officer Killed

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...

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