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· August, 2013

Stories about Law from August, 2013

School Teacher Becomes Target of Political Prosecution in Hong Kong

Pro-Beijing groups and the Hong Kong government are going after a school teacher who swore at police officers as they allowed a group of Falun Gong protesters to be harassed.

Saudi Judge to Jailed Activist: You Need a Lawyer? Aren't You a Man?

Umar Al-Saeed is the youngest ACPRA member to face trial and imprisonment for his opinions and activism. He is in jail because he refused to be interrogated without a lawyer.

VIDEO: Father of Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Speaks About his Case

Who Will Win The ‘Biggest’ Legal Battle in Ghana's History?

The battle will decide whether Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama was legitimately elected following presidential polls held on 7 and 8 December, 2012.

Russia's Soviet Assault on Navalny's Online Fundraising

Russia's Attorney General announced that it has partly corroborated a complaint against Alexey Navalny’s online fundraising methods, claiming they violate the country's campaign finance laws.

China: Revenge or Justice?

Whistleblower Protection Urged to Fight Corruption in East Timor

‘Spirited Away’ Director Criticizes Plans to Amend Japan's Pacifist Constitution

Japan's ruling party wants to modify the constitution so the defense military can deploy overseas.

Saudi Arabia Continues to Fight Human Rights Organizations

Saudi Arabia has blocked the Adala Center for Human Rights from operating legally in the Kingdom. Other human rights organisations are not faring better.

Morocco: “Daniel Gate” Sparks Unprecedented National Outrage

Spanish pedophile Daniel Galván was pardoned by the King of Morocco. Street protests led the king to revoke the pardon. Many say it is too little, too late.

A Game of Torrents: Russians Struggle with Piracy-free Internet

RuNet Echo continues to cover attempts to regulate the Russian internet.

Skype and Other Voice Over IP Banned in Comoros

Congolese Teacher Pushed Out of Moving Police Van in Morocco, Dies

Madagascar Agency Suspended from Network Tracking Money Laundering

Referendum on Taiwan's Fourth Nuclear Plant Suspended

The suspension is a temporary victory for Taiwan's anti-nuclear activists, who oppose the fourth nuclear power plant.

Bangladesh Court Disqualifies Jamaat-e-Islami Party from Elections

The ruling comes as the party faced mounting criticism for its opposition to Bangladesh's independence and its top members implicated in war crimes.

Nuclear Opponents in Taiwan Work to Change ‘Unfair’ Referendum Law

Taiwan's referendum rules, which require 50 percent of voters to participate, favors the minority groups who boycott the vote.

Hong Kong Sex Workers Forced to Pay for Good Reviews Online

Popular website sex141.com encourages users and ghostwriters to leave bad reviews of sex workers and charges for positive reviews to be written.

Pregnant Woman, Husband Charged in Teen's Brutal Murder in China

Hu Yixuan, a 17-year-old student nurse, was allegedly lured to her death by a pregnant woman asking for help.

Will Vietnam’s New Internet Decree Ban Sharing of Online News?

The government claims the decree is aimed only at protecting copyright but critics describe it as "the harshest offensive against freedom of information”

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