Stories about Law from July, 2007
Kenya: Protesters arrested
Mzalendo reports the arrest of Kenyan activists who are opposing the proposed Kshs 1.4 billion bonus for MPs: “Finally, we URGE Mzalendo users to support the protest in your own small way by letting your MP know exactly how you feel about the proposed gratuity by leaving them a comment...
Jordan: Light Sentence for Murderer
Jordanian Natasha Tynes is having difficulties understanding why a Jordanian court halved the sentence of a man accused of murdering his own daughter.
Latvia: U.S. Visa Humiliation
Latvian Abroad writes about the humiliating experience of obtaining a U.S. entry visa.
Poland: Harry Potter in Polish
The planned publishing date for the Polish version of the final part of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2008. The beatroot, however, reports that four chapters have already been translated and put on the internet.
South Africa: Is blogosphere a decent place?
Anne writes about a very interesting case for bloggers and net activists, “The 39-year-old man suspected of posing as the male prostitute who blogged about having sex with prominent South Africans has appeared in a magistrate's court in Cape Town on charges of theft and crimen injuria*. The crimen injuria...
China: Released documents implicate Yahoo!
A Beijing State Security Bureau document has been released, writes Rebecca MacKinnon at RConversation, which shows Yahoo! was aware at the time the reason why Beijing authorities wanted access to the content of Chinese journalist Shi Tao's e-mail account, later sent to prison for ten years. And there's more.
Bahamas: Crime, Church & State
WeblogBahamas.com republishes an article that deals with the challenges of crime and the separation of church and state.
Bahamas: While We're On The Subject…
The banning of laptop computers in the Bahamas’ House of Assembly, the felling of an old tree and the performance of a young athlete are just some of the topics Craig Butler blogs about at Bahama Pundit.
China: Chen Liangyu booted from Party
First Shanghai party chief Chen Liangyu was removed from his post last September (post blocked in China) following a corruption probe into misuse of Shanghai social security funds, and this week he was kicked out of the Communist Party. “Support for Chen’s punishment has dominated online comments, and many netizens...
Philippines: Anti-Terror Law takes effect
Five months after it was passed by Congress, the anti-terrorism law known as the Human Security Act took effect more than a week ago. The government describes the law as the centerpiece legislation that would deter terrorist activities in the country. However, the Opposition is worried that the law might be used to quell legitimate dissent.
Bangladesh: The threat of floods and current politics
A flood on its way Like many places in the world it has been raining incessantly in many parts of Bangladesh for a number of days. The rain water had waterlogged many places. Back to Bangladesh posts some pictures of some parts of the waterlogged Dhaka. He wonders whether there...
Bahrain: The Return of the British ‘Butcher of Bahrain’
Politics and human rights are, as ever, the chief topics of discussion on Bahrain’s blogs this week, but we also hear about things that aid and interrupt sleep, creatures that won’t buzz off, and stories of both loneliness and new friendship.
Zimbabwe: Economics by terror
Cry Beloved Zimbabwe: “5000 business executives and store managers have been arrested in Zimbabwe since Mugabe started his crackdown on business accusing them of hiking the prices of basic commodities in order to topple his government.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Anniversary of Attempted Coup
Both Club Soda and Salt and Notes from a small island acknowledge the 17th anniversary of the attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago.
White Sun of the Desert writes about Russia's frustrating registration law – which applies to citizens and non-citizens alike.
Russia: Nazi Attack Environmentalists
Sean's Russia Blog reports on the recent deadly attack on a camp of Russian anti-nuclear activists – here and here.
Russia: Energy Deals Blog Coverage
Ruminations on Russia criticizes Russia Blog‘s coverage of the recent deals in the energy sector.
India: Women, abortions and the Government
Kafila on the girl-child in India, the government's alarming proposals to stop sex-selective abortions and the impact it has on women's control over their bodies.
Russia: Counterterrorism (Mis)guidance
A flawed textbook on how to identify and counter extremist groups is on the reading list of the Russian police, writes Window on Eurasia.
Jamaica: Prison System
“You are just a body waiting for the undertaker if you are not a good thinker.” Byron Skitta Mesquita at The Inmate Diaries shares a few lessons that the Jamaican prison system has taught him.
Bahamas: Is Crime Learned or Innate?
“I'm convinced the Parliamentarians let their colleagues pass just in case they need the favour returned should they be tempted to put their hand in the proverbial cookie jar. Could that be the reason we let each other off with petty crimes as well?” Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com wonders whether...