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· December, 2013

Stories about Law from December, 2013

9 Things the Russian Government Says Are “Gay Propaganda”

Russian state censors have revised the criteria for identifying information online that supposedly endangers minors. One new report tries to clarify the definition of "gay propaganda."

China's Southern Media Group Turns Back on Anti-Censorship Supporters

The newspaper issued testimony that supports the prosecution of activists who took part in an anti-censorship protest in support of the paper.

Vladimir Milov “On Khodorkovsky”

Vladimir Milov is an energy sector expert and former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation. RuNet Echo translates his reaction to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release from prison last week.

Brazilian Ruralists Hold ‘Auction for Resistance’ Against Indigenous Land Claims

An auction in Mato Grosso do Sul raised one million Brazilian reals for armed security on farms "against indigenous occupations. Ruralists claimed the funds would not finance a militia.

Pussy Riot Free to Tweet at Last!

Sri Lanka's Census On War Dead – A Step Towards Transparency and Reconciliation

Will Pussy Riot Fight Putin's Amnesty and Remain in Prison?

The manner in which Mikhail Khodorkovsky was freed seems to differ from what awaits Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova and Alekhina, who have signaled some unwillingness to leave prison early.

Despite Passage of India's Anti-Corruption Lokpal Bill, Public Mistrust Remains

The bill in its current form is disputed as toothless and has serious loopholes, which puts the complainant in a disadvantageous position.

The State Of Freedom Of Religion in Maldives

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill Would Jail Gays and Lesbians for Life

The bill would also jail anyone who did not report gay people to authorities.

South Korea: Class-action Suit Against Key Players of Election Manipulation

Pashto Singer Ghazala Javed's Ex-Husband Sentenced to Death for Her Murder

During her lifetime, Ghazala Javed bravely defied Taliban pressure to stop singing and spoke up against creeping Talibanization in her hometown Swat.

China: Online Annihilation of Dissent

Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade's Arrest, Strip Search Earn Apology from US

US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly expressed regret in a phone call to India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon over how the arrest of Devyani Khobragade was handled.

New Version of Brazil's Marco Civil Submitted to the House of Representatives

Documentary: Mining's Terrible Consequences for Brazil's People and Environment

On the eve of the vote of Brazil's new Mining Code, a documentary produced by collective Mídia NINJA appeared to give voice to the communities in regions affected by mining.

Refuse to Pay Pension Premium? Japan Could Seize Your Assets

Saudi Arabia Passes Criticized “Anti-Terrorism Law”

Calling for political reform in Saudi Arabia is now considered terrorism, according to a new law which came into effect today.

A French Version of NSA Electronic Surveillance Program?

Russia's Government Might Block Websites for Calls to Unsanctioned Rallies

The Russian parliament will soon vote on a law that would empower the Prosecutor General’s office to close any website that hosts content encouraging people to attend unsanctioned rallies.

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