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· March, 2013

Stories about Law from March, 2013

31 March 2013

Trying to Get Through: Hungarians Send Video Messages to Prime Minister

Young Hungarians are shocked by the government's stubborn refusal to acknowledge their protests and their demands for a more democratic decision-making. To get their message across, four young people launched...

30 March 2013

Crash that Killed Cuban Democracy Advocate Still Shrouded in Mystery

The car accident that killed leading democracy advocate Oswaldo Payá has been shrouded in mystery and misinformation since it happened in eastern Cuba last July. Angel Carromero, the Spanish politician...

29 March 2013

Russian Anti-Corruption Blogger Appeals to Readers

Caribbean: Technology Regulation

Trinidad & Tobago: Warner's Woes

The headlines in Trinidad and Tobago's mainstream media over the last couple of days have focused on a Reuters exclusive report that Daryan Warner, son of former FIFA Vice-President (and...

28 March 2013

Senegal Releases Influential Religious Leader Charged in Disciples’ Murder

Accusations of injustice are flying after a Senegal court granted provisional release to Islamic leader Cheikh Bethio Thioune, a once privileged presidential ally in the predominantly Muslim country who was...

Facebook Removes Serbian Anti-Fascist Poster

Chinese Couples Divorce to Dodge Property Tax

A capital gains tax hike in China has couples rushing to file for divorce to avoid paying a steep rate on the sale of their second home.

27 March 2013

Film Exposes Madagascar's Child Sex Trade

Russians Can't Agree on Billionaire's Suicide

RuNet Echo

When Alexander Dobrovinsky, lawyer to Russia's rich and famous, announced on his Facebook that Boris Berezovsky, controversial Russian oligarch living as a refugee in London, had committed suicide, RuNet reacted...

26 March 2013

Arrest Warrant Issued for Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah for a Twitter Mention

Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah surrendered himself to the public prosecution today (March 26) after an arrest warrant was issued for him last night. The investigation, tweets Abd El...

Why China's Real-Name Microblog Rules Fail

25 March 2013

Shades of Communism in New Russian Registration Law

RuNet Echo

On the evening of March 18, 2013 group of around 12 people [ru] unveiled a long black-and-white poster in the Red Square, reading “Go f*ck yourself with your registration”. They...

Saudi Royal Advisor to Sue Twitter User

INFOGRAPHIC: More Money for Ukraine's Bloated Police Force

The infographics on Ukraine's law enforcement that many Ukrainian Facebook users have been sharing this month tells us that the country's police force is a bit too numerous and has...

Trinidad & Tobago: Falling Apart?

24 March 2013

Myanmar: Who is Plotting the Meikhtila Riot?

For three days, riots raged in the town of Meikhtila in the Mandalay division of Myanmar. A curfew was imposed by the police after a group of people reportedly set...

23 March 2013

The Criminal Economics of Kremlin Propaganda

RuNet Echo

Anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny is causing more waves at Aeroflot Airlines, where he has called for an internal investigation into a contract worth 64 million rubles awarded without competition to...

Bolivia: Book Bill Excludes Copyleft