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· February, 2009

Stories about Law from February, 2009

27 February 2009

Colombia: Restrictions and Curfew in Medellín

Bangladesh: Massacre Cannot be Justified

Bangladesh: Mutiny Is Over, But Question Remains

Yesterday it was a tensed day in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The 33-hour long mutiny and siege by aggrieved lower rank officers of paramilitary forces BDR ended as they...

26 February 2009

Pakistan: Déjà vu 1971?

Guadeloupe: Police “Blunder”?

Amidst the confusion of the month-long social conflict in Guadeloupe, two nights of violence took place on February 17th and 18th. Apart from acts of arson in shops and numerous...

Saudi Arabia: First Internet Crime Sentence Upheld

Pakistan: Sharif Brothers Declared Ineligible For Election Whilst Governor Rule Imposed

The Supreme Court after prolonged hearing of Sharif brothers’ electoral eligibility case, finally declared today that the two leaders of Pakistan's most prominent political party Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz...

25 February 2009

Singapore: Copyright Act and blogosphere

Singapore: Amended law to allow filming of “factual” political rallies

Individuals who use their mobile phones to film illegal rallies can be arrested under an amended law in Singapore. Live film recordings of political events are allowed but the events...

Pakistan: Corrupt Traffic Police in Karachi

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Injunction

Cuba: BTTR Four

Jordan: Smoking Ban?

Colombia: Another Illegal Wire Tapping Scandal

The news magazine Semana recently revealed that the "secret police" of Colombia had been illegally wire tapping politicians, journalists, magistrates, intellectuals and even government officials close to President Álvaro Uribe....

Malaysia: Operation Valentine

24 February 2009

Mexico: War on Drugs Becoming Weirder

Chile: Parking Spaces for Disabled Drivers

India: Court Ruling Against Bloggers

Armenia: Illegal hunting in nature reserve exposed

Illustrating how online activism could make a difference in Armenia, a YouTube video of a chief forester hunting wild boar at the Khosrov nature reserve has resulted in his dismissal.

Russia: Alleged Racist Murder in Moscow

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