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· February, 2013

Stories about Law from February, 2013

High Energy Bills Keep Bulgarians Protesting

On Sunday, February 17, tens of thousands of people in Bulgaria's capital Sofia and other cities continued to protest against high electricity and heating bills. Ruslan Trad reports.

Saudi Charged for “Down with the House of Saud” Tweet

Bader Thawab is a Saudi Twitter user who was arrested back in September 2012 after writing tweets calling for the fall of the Saudi monarchy. Journalist Iman al-Qahtani managed to...

Haiti: Will Duvalier Pay?

#Shahbag Blogger Hacked To Death

Who Owns the Copyright for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival?

It has been popular in recent years for photographers (professional and amateur alike) to publish their pictures of Trinidad and Tobago's various Carnival activities online, especially on social media sites...

Secret Life and Death of Mossad Spy ‘Prisoner X’

Revelations by Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) progamme Foreign Correspondent on 12 February, 2013 have fired up onliners. The mysterious Prisoner X who allegedly committed suicide in an Israeli gaol in...

Blood on the Russian Tracks

Saudi Women Protesters Arrested for “Impairing Development”

Last Saturday, February 9th, a small protest was organized in front of the building of Human Rights Commission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by a group of women and children including...

Sina Weibo Blocks Chinese Premier's Name

Australian Sport: Drugs, Match Fixing Linked to Organised Crime

Allegations of illegal drug taking and match-fixing, involving organized crime, has brought an avalanche of moral outrage and a cascade of clichés online in Australia.

Students to Protest Constitutional Amendment

Bureaucracy and Motherhood in Serbia

Hong Kong Activist Jailed for Burning Chinese Flag

A Hong Kong activist was sentenced to nine months in prison on Thursday for burning and defacing the Chinese flag and the Hong Kong flag during two separate demonstrations against...

European Regional Differences

“Pedophile's Guide” Lands Russian Blogging Platform on Blacklist

Russia's Federal communications monitors have tagged blog-hosting portal lj.rossia.org as illegal, after discovering an account that publishes translations of the American book "The Pedophilia's Guide to Love and Pleasure" by...

The Romanian-Hungarian “War of the Flags”

Protesting Cyrillic, “Collectivising Guilt” in Croatia

Dignity, Courage and Hypocrisy: Egyptian Man Stripped Naked by Police

A video showing an Egyptian man Hamada Saber being beaten and stripped by the police has gone viral, creating a wave of shock and disbelief in the country.

Bangladesh: Protesters Demand Capital Punishment for 1971 War Criminals

Abdul Quader Mollah, the secretary general of Bangladesh's Islamist party Jamaat-e Islami has been sentenced to life in prison for murder, rape, torture and other crimes committed during the 1971...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cyber Security

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