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· December, 2010

Stories about Law from December, 2010

26 December 2010

Jordan: Sentencing of Critical Football Club President

Former Jordanian MP and Wihdat football club president Tareq Sami Khoury had been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting and insulting a gendarme officer. Netizens react to the...

25 December 2010

Pakistan: The Blasphemous Use Of Blasphemy Law

The interpretation of Blasphemy law in Pakistan has, for long, aroused controversy and has been criticized and questioned by the human rights activists. It has been used as a tool...

India: Doctor Gets Life Sentence On Sedition Charges

On 24th December, 2010, a Sessions Court in Raipur, Chattisgarh, convicted civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen on charges of sedition and conspiracy. The court found Dr. Sen guilty of...

24 December 2010

Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010

Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...

Venezuela: Police Repression During Protest Over University Law

Global: New ‘Digital Rights Watch’ Wiki

22 December 2010

Pakistan: Being Smart About the Blasphemy Law

Haiti: Post-Election Update

Bermuda: Government Inspiration?

China: Gold farming couple handed down heavy sentence

The verdict this month of a fine of USD 450,000 and several years in prison for one couple who ran a gold farm throughout 2007 has left those following the...

Venezuela: Hugo Chavez Granted Special Powers for 18 Months

20 December 2010

Guyana: Dispensable Lives?

Africa: The Scandal of the “Ill-gotten Gains”

In the scandal of the wealth accumulated by some African politicians, the French Supreme Court of Appeals reversed the verdict pronounced by Paris Court of Appeals a year ago. The...

South/North Korea: A Review of 2010 in Keywords

From Cheonan incident in March to the latest North Korean attack on Yeonpyeong island, Global Voices took a look back at the year’s hottest keywords that have been widely circulated...