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· February, 2014

Stories about Law from February, 2014

26 February 2014

Jamaican Dancehall Artiste Deported from Dominica

The Dominican government has refused to allow a controversial Jamaican dancehall artist to enter the country on the grounds that he is a security threat. Netizens sound off on Twitter.

25 February 2014

New Law Means Gays Face Life in Prison in Uganda

"Can't understand support for #Uganda's #antigaybill! You can't impose your ideas of sexuality on others. No one said you must be gay!"

Jamaicans Make Do with Fake Verdict in Vybz Kartel Trial

Tajik Court Fines Journalist for Calling Docile Intellectuals ‘Shit’

A journalist who quoted Vladimir Lenin in criticizing state-appointed, docile intellectuals in Tajikistan has been ordered by court to pay over 6,000 US dollars in "moral damage".

From Kiev to Moscow: Russia's Tired Protest Antics

RuNet Echo

As a futile gesture of defiance Russian protesters brought several tires to a Moscow protest against political prisoners.

Show Me an ‘Animal-Driven Constitution’, Demands Zambian President

While civil society activists in Zambia are demanding a people-driven constitution, Zambian President Michael Sata mocked them by asking if anyone had ever seen an animal-driven constitution.

24 February 2014

Al Qaeda Calls for Jihad in Bangladesh

"The Zawahiri message [...] is a stark reminder that we have an enemy at the gate, and only together we can defeat it.

23 February 2014

Indian Blogger Exposes Fuel Pump Cheating With Viral Video

"A rampant malpractice at most fuel stations in the country, one that needs to be tackled in these times of high fuel prices."

22 February 2014

Brazilian Cameraman's Death Fuels Push for Stricter Protest Laws

After the death of a cameraman hit by an object during a protest, Brazilian authorities are discussing legislative changes that will harden penalties for disobedience in protests.

21 February 2014

Jamaica Awaits Verdict in Murder Trial of Dancehall Reggae Star Vybz Kartel

There is as yet no verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, but Jamaicans are awaiting the outcome with bated breath - and tweeting about the possibilities in the interim.

20 February 2014

Is Indian Anti-Corruption Leader Arvind Kejriwal's Resignation Clever or Crazy?

India's "common people" were hopeful when anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party took victory in Delhi assembly elections. But after only 49 days in office, Kejriwal resigned.

17 February 2014

Trinidad Lecture Ignites Fiery Discussion on Gay Rights & Religious Freedom

A public lecture on gay rights, following a Catholic priest's suggestion that LGBT rights should be included in the Trinidad and Tobago constitution, has generated heated discussion on social media.

16 February 2014

One Nepalese Doctor's Hunger Strike Wins Action From Officials

Dr. Govinda KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Nepal, who has earned the nickname Crusader KC, ended his fourth fast-unto-death on 15 February 2014.

13 February 2014

Ecuador to Implement Charges for Private Copying Levy

The Ecuadorian Institute of Intellectual Property (IEPI) plans to impose an additional tax of 4%-10% on the importation of all music and video players.

9 February 2014

Campaign to Demand Saudi Nationality Gender Equality

A campaign aimed at enabling the children of Saudi women to be granted the Saudi nationality is currently underway, writes Osama Khalid

8 February 2014

Station's Rights to Sochi Games Leave Caribbean Viewers in the Dark

Six regional teams are competing in this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Caribbean fans would love to cheer them on - but cable providers are blocking the feed.

7 February 2014

Caribbean Numbers Involved in Telephone Phishing Scam

Caribbean telephone numbers are now being used as part of a "one ring" telephone phishing scam; netizens are using social media to complain and to warn others about the racket.