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· September, 2013

Stories about Law from September, 2013

29 September 2013

Saudi Clergyman Delivers Ground-breaking Science on Why Women Shouldn't Drive

Women in Saudi Arabia should not drive because driving will have adverse effects on their pelvis and ovaries, says a religious scholar. No Kidding.

25 September 2013

China: Finding Light in the Darkness on Xia Junfeng's Execution Day

The latest artwork from a cartoon blogger "A sad morning dream" tries to make sense of the execution of Xia Junfeng, a street vendor convicted of murder.

Lawyers Seek Ouster of Zambia's Chief Justice

Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda, Zambia's first female head of the judiciary, was rejected by parliament and therefore should not have the post, the Law Association of Zambia argues.

Brazilian President Calls for Global Respect of Net Neutrality at the UN

China's Disgraced Top Official Bo Xilai Sentenced to Life in Prison

Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of corruption, taking bribes and abuse of power.

24 September 2013

Is the Spanish Army Punishing Women Who Denounce Sexism?

What is the situation of women in the Spanish Army? Lourdes Sada reports.

Humanity Defeated Again in Pakistan, Over 80 Christians Killed

A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up in a 130-year-old church in Peshawar after a Sunday Mass killing more than 80 people and injuring many.

23 September 2013

Chinese Teenager Accused of Spreading Rumors Online Arrested

The 16-year-old junior high school student had published comments online questioning the official explanation of the recent death of a local worker.

22 September 2013

Should Thailand Abolish the Mandatory School Uniform Policy?

Protesters equate the school uniform policy with authoritarianism but supporters believe it is necessary to promote discipline and equality

Saudi Arabia – Where You're Shot and Sentenced for it

Jalal Al-Qattan was shot in the stomach during a protest in Qatif last year. He has since been arrested and sentenced to three years. Netizens react.

16 September 2013

Exclusive: “We Will Start a War” – Kyrgyz Thugs Threaten Canadian Gold Miners

An explosive new video, exclusively translated into English by Global Voices, appears to show local criminals haggling for a cut of Kyrgyzstan's gold with a foreign company.

EU Prepared to Impose Sanctions on New Member State Croatia

"I think we just broke the speed record in having sanctions introduced," one Twitter user observed.

Local Police in Bangladesh Capital Dhaka Sign Up for Facebook

It's the first time that the police department has joined Facebook, but not it's first foray into new technologies.