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· May, 2014

Stories about Law from May, 2014

16 May 2014

Countdown to the End of Twitter in Russia

RuNet Echo

The deputy director of Russia’s chief censorship agency, Roscomnadzor, has threatened to order a block on Twitter or Facebook entirely, in a matter of minutes.

12 May 2014

Murder Trial of Slain Protester in Turkey Live-Tweeted

Netizens live-tweeted the proceedings of the hearing into the murder of Gezi Park protester Ali İsmail Korkmaz to draw attention to the case.

Two Activists Arrested During Electoral Crackdown in Algeria

Mohand Kadi and Moez Benncir had the misfortune of sipping a coffee on a terrace at the same time as opposition movement Barakat! staged a demonstration ahead of presidential elections.

Join the #FreeZone9Bloggers Tweetathon on May 14

Join Global Voices bloggers for an Africa-wide tweetathon in support of the nine bloggers and journalists arrested in late April and currently being detained in Ethiopia.

Commuters Don't Love Mozambique's Haphazard ‘My Love’ Trucks

Demand is growing for transport in Maputo, but the local government can't keep up. Enter the so-called "My Love" trucks, open-air vehicles in which passengers travel shoulder to shoulder.

7 May 2014

China Detains Human Rights Lawyer After Tiananmen Meeting

This isn't Pu Zhiqiang's first detention. As an outspoken critic of the Chinese government's policies, he is monitored by security forces.

Trinidad & Tobago: An Argument for Gay Rights

One Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger, who is also a Director of the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, debates the issue of gay rights with a zealous religious group.

5 May 2014

Caribbean Joins Fight to #BringBackOurGirls

Trinidad & Tobago: Good vs. Evil

Dissecting the Dead in Odessa

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Golyshev's text on the Odessan tragedy is an excellent representation of pro-Maidan bias, and it's worth reading as a typical case of how Kiev’s allies understand last week's tragedy.

Silence Will Not Solve Trinidad & Tobago's Crime Problem

Trinidad and Tobago is still reeling from news of prominent attorney Dana Seetahal's death, but one blogger thinks the time for impotent outrage has long gone.

4 May 2014

Muslims Flee After Separatists Kill 32 in India

Armed Bodo separatists fired indiscriminately at Muslim settlers and torched homes in three different attacks. They were allegedly targeted for their voting choice in the recently concluded elections.

Trinidad and Tobago Stunned at Murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal

Attorney Dana Seetahal was gunned down in Trinidad and Tobago early this morning; police say her death may be linked to her involvement in a high-profile murder case.

Philippine Police Adopts e-Subpoena System

Brunei Implements Sharia Law Despite Worries of Human Rights Violations

Brunei is the first East Asian country to implement the Sharia law at the national level. Many condemned its harsh provisions such as capital punishment for adultery and sodomy.

3 May 2014

China's Anti-Pornography Crackdown Nets Much More Than Porn

Fan fiction websites and others that “distorted mainstream values in the society” have been shut down as part of China's “Cleaning the Web 2014” campaign.

The Pissing Tanker is on a Mission to Stop Public Urination in India

Public urination is a problem in India, and efforts to solve the issue haven't had much impact. Enter the Pissing Tanker.