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· May, 2012

Stories about Law from May, 2012

17 May 2012

Togo : Presidential Patrimony versus University Facilities

Mozambique: Police Chief Sitting Above the Law

The intransigence of Jorge Khalau, Commander in Chief of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique, who stated that police forces are governed by his rules and should not comply...

Ghana: Will Parliament Pass Right to Information Before 2013?

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's Plight and Euro 2012

There must be some corners on the web where football fans are still having apolitical discussions of Euro 2012, scheduled to take place in Poland and Ukraine from June 8...

16 May 2012

Russia: State TV Justifies May 6 Police Violence, Cites Spanish Bill Criminalizing Online Protest Organization as Example

India: Crackdown on Tamil Nadu Anti-Nuclear Plant Protests

Activists are protesting the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, India. The government has cracked down on demonstrators, detained many and had given prohibition orders for...

Colombia: Bomb Blast Targeted at Controversial Former Minister

A bomb blast targeting former interior Minister Fernando Londoño Hoyos, a conservative lawyer and politician, left several dead and others injured. This attempt prompted thousands of reactions on social networks.

15 May 2012

Cuba: Dissident Ferrer Garcia Re-Released

Russia: Duma Deputy Wants Criminal Liability for Extremist Tweets

RuNet Echo

Yesterday, on May 14, Aleksandr Khinshtein, a Duma deputy and member of United Russia, wrote a letter to Yuri Chaika, the Prosecutor General of Russia. In that letter, Khinshtein noted...

Bangladesh: Economic of Marriage payments

South Korea: Monks Caught in Gambling, Smoking and Drinking Scandal

In South Korea, six leaders of the nation's biggest Buddhist order were caught playing high-stakes poker, along with drinking and smoking. The case was disclosed through leaked video footage that...

14 May 2012

India: Entertainment Industry Seeks Court Ban on Torrents and Vimeo

For more than a week now, some ISPs across parts of India have been quietly blocking access to the popular video sharing site Vimeo as well as various torrent sites...

Jordan: Campaign Launched Against “Rape-Marriage” Law

In March of this year 16-year-old Moroccan Amina Filali committed suicide after she was forced to marry her rapist. Now Jordanians are speaking up about a 15-year-old rape victim who...

China: Domestic Violence

China: Foreigner beaten by Beijingers for sexually assaulting a woman in public

12 May 2012

Lithuania: Alleged Child Abuse Case

Serbia: May 6 Elections Results

South Korea: Continuing Mad Cow Controversy Over US Beef Imports

Since last week, South Korea has seen continuing protests against importing beef from the United States after mad cow disease broke out in California. Korean government dispatched its inspection team...

Thailand: Grandfather Serving Lese Majeste Sentence Dies in Prison

Akong, a 61-year-old grandfather in Thailand sentenced to 20 years in prison for sending text messages deemed offensive to the Royal Family died in prison a few days ago. Human...