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· July, 2007

Stories about Law from July, 2007

Kenya: Protesters arrested

  31 July 2007

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...

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?

  31 July 2007

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!

  31 July 2007

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: While We're On The Subject…

  30 July 2007

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

  30 July 2007

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

  29 July 2007

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

  29 July 2007

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...

Zimbabwe: Economics by terror

  27 July 2007

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.”

Jamaica: Prison System

  25 July 2007

“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?

  25 July 2007

“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...

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