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· June, 2007

Stories about Law from June, 2007

Bahrain: The Tale of a ‘Legal Slave’

No longer a tax haven, people in Bahrain are fuming at the introduction of a one per cent tax to benefit an Unemployment Fund. Bloggers caught on the bug and...

Lebanon: Civil Marriages

Lebanese Failasoof announces that civil marriages are the way forward in Lebanon.

Grenada: Three of “13” Set Free

Notes From The Margin is appalled that three of the Grenada 13 who executed former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and members of his Cabinet in 1983 have been set free.

Ukraine: A Spanish Embassy Ordeal

In an ideal world, there'd be no need for travelers to waste their time and money obtaining visas: buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel room would suffice. Tanya...

Bahamas: Crime and Punishment

Sidney Sweeting at WeblogBahamas.com is astonished at the lenient sentence imposed in the disturbing case of sexual abuse of a six-year-old girl: “If the Attorney General is successful in changing...

Anguilla: Slave Labour?

As imported Indian labourers marched against unfair wages on a high-profile resort project, Corruption-free Anguilla writes: “Our government has lost its way. It was the compassion of the ordinary Anguillian...

China: Bloggers take on drugs

June 26 was the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, how did your local blogsphere cover it? China took an integrated approach this year: celebrities, posters, online video,...

Russia: CNN International's “Eye on Russia”

Sean's Russia Blog is disappointed that it's CNN International – not CNN in the United States – that's broadcasting a whole week of daily half-hour series called “Eye on Russia:...

Moldova: Development Strategy

“Moldova's development concept lacks any connection to the external environment, perpetuating isolation and self-centeredness,” Public Policy Watch writes about Moldova's “Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (EGPRSP), developed with...

Russia: PwC Withdraws Yukos Audits

PricewaterhouseCoopers “now believes that information and representations which was provided to PwC by Yukos’ former management may not have been accurate.” Siberian Light comments: “If some of the biggest, and...

Serbia, Russia: “What About the Russians?”

Jasmina Tešanović guest-blogs at Boing Boing about what may appear as Serbia's misguided trust in Russia: “Back in 1999, Russians didn’t veto the bombing of Serbia. The Russians are using...

Morocco: 72-year-old Activist Jailed for Supporting Prisoners

Moroccan authorities just jailed 72-year-old activist Mohamed Bougrine for supporting prisoners who had been jailed for “attacking values in the Islamic kingdom”, according to this Middle East Online article. The...

Barbados, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda: Deported Journalist Recounts Events

The CARICOM journalist that was recently deported from Antigua and Barbuda tells his tale to Barbados Free Press.

Turkey: Giving Tattoos a Bad Name

Turkish Amerikan Turk sheds light on a story which could be giving tattoos a real bad name here.

China: Revised draft of emergency response law

The revised draft of emergency response law has dropped the ban and fine of unapproval report on natural disasters, public health incidents or industrial accidents. David Bandurski from China Media...

Kuwait: Battling Illegals

More than 24,000 illegal residents benefited from an amnesty granted by Kuwait, writes Fonzy.

Serbia: A Special Case of Blog Plagiarism

Does a Creative Commons License help protect your blog from plagiarism? Is it a crime if a person from China copies your blog to overcome the so-called Great Firewall of...

Russia: “Weaponization of Psychiatry”

Another article from Yezhednevniy Zhurnal on “the increasing weaponization of psychiatry” in Russia – translated, at Publius Pundit.

Russia: Friday Night Ethnic Fight

Sean's Russia Blog reports on the fight between ethnic Russians and Caucasus natives that took place in downtown Moscow last Friday.

Russia: Beslan Evidence

A Step At A Time reports on the copies of faxes published by PravdaBeslana.ru, which “show that the local [North Ossetian] authorities were aware of preparations for a major terrorist...

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