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· January, 2008

Stories about Law from January, 2008

Mozambique: More on the strange mass kidnapping

  31 January 2008

Moçambique para Todos [pt] picks up on Ivone Soares’ piece of news yesterday that a mass kidnapping had happened in Mocímboa da Praia.”It is all very odd and almost like a movie! Will the media report on the press conference? I have read about 10 newspapers today (January 30th) and...

Japan: Letters from the Prison

  31 January 2008

Debito posted letters from Osayuwamen Idubor, written in jail. The Nigerian was sentenced last December to three years for rape despite no physical evidence and flawed accuser testimony. Part I and Part II.

Mozambique: A suspicious kidnapping

  30 January 2008

Ivone Soares has an incredible piece of local news: “On 23/01/2008, the citizen Momade Hamade was kidnapped by unknown people in Mocímboa da Praia. He was taken to a a camp where there were about twenty people from both sexes also as taken hostages. Six people among the criminals were...

Belarus, Latvia: “Ploshcha”

  29 January 2008

Marginalia watches Ploshcha (“The Square”), a film about the March 2006 mass protests in Minsk – “and watching it is a good way to mark Ceauşescu's birthday and Suharto's death” – and muses on freedom in Latvia and the lack of it in Belarus.

Latvia: Law Firm's Name Change Attempt

  29 January 2008

Can you imagine a law firm with a name like this: “Viss mainījies skaļi klusēja migla virs pļavām aiz upes un jenotiņš to sajuta tik skaidri ka aizrāvās elpa un nosvīda uz ceļgaliem rātni uzliktās ķepiņas.” Latvian authorities cannot, either, according to Latvian Abroad.

Brazil: Police goes Wi-Fi on Carnival

  29 January 2008

Andre Lemos [pt] reports that the police of Salvador will use wi-fi network to provide security to revelers at the Carnival. There will be 400 computers in 60 points of the city, which the police will avail to consult, in real time, information about accidents, criminal records and data from...

Brazil: Recife is the most violent of the capitals

  29 January 2008

The report “Map of Violence in Brazilian Municipalities 2008″, launched earlier today by the Latin American Technological Information Network, shows that Recife, capital of Pernambuco, is top of the ranking of capitals with most homicides recorded in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is in the 6th position on the same ranking....

Hong Kong: Artists’ Nude Photos

  29 January 2008

Some nude photos of two local artists were put on net via overseas website, now the Hong Kong police is investigating the uploading sources – more from ESWN.

Poland, Ukraine: Border Crisis

  28 January 2008

Leopolis writes about the crisis at Poland's eastern border: “Traffic has come to a standstill on the Polish-Ukrainian border. Polish customs officers are on strike for the sixth day, demanding pay increases.”

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