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· April, 2015

Stories about Law from April, 2015

Egypt's Nationality Laws Are Sexist: Men Can Pass on Nationality to Their Wives, While Women Can't

While Egyptian men could pass on their nationality to their wives, Egyptian women don't have the same right. One Twitter user, Salma El-Daly, vows to fight this law.

Malaysia’s New Law Targets Online Sedition

"This latest curtailment of freedom of expression further restricts public discourse and will create a void in Malaysian social media and a deafening silence in news forums."

Bloggers Get Bad Rap in Trinidad & Tobago as Paid Political Trolls Do Online Damage

As political groups allegedly pay internet trolls to spew racial slurs and cyber-bully, netizens express their disgust over the depths to which politics in Trinidad and Tobago have plunged.

Are Google and eBay Bowing to the Kremlin's Data Localization Demands?

Google and eBay may be caving to Russia's data localization law, a move that would leave users even more vulnerable to state surveillance than they are today.

Defending Internet Free Speech and Anonymity in Ecuador

The Kremlin Declares War on Memes

By saying it is illegal to add celebrities’ images to certain memes, the Kremlin could be opening the door to banning a whole genre of absurdist online humor.

The Gambia Sentences Failed Coup Participants to Death, Life in Prison

Gambian soldiers who participated in a foiled coup on 30 December 2014 have been judged by a secret court. Human rights groups have expressed concern over the trials.

Thailand’s New Security Law ‘Annihilates Freedom of Expression’

Thailand's military-backed government lifted martial law in the country but signed a new order which gave broad powers to army personnel.

In Conflict with China's Internet Security Regulator, Chinese Techies Side with Google, Mozilla

Chinese social media users are openly expressing support for the decision of both Google and Mozilla to revoke security certificates issued by China's Internet Network Information Center.

After 6 Months, Portugal’s Tiago Guerra Is Still in Jail, Awaiting Trial in Timor-Leste

And when his sister finally came to know about her brother's health condition, "his weight had already dropped 10 kilos [about 22 pounds] due to extreme dehydration and high temperatures."

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