Stories about Law from January, 2017
"I think it's a false conviction. The Israeli legal system is supporting the occupation. As Palestinians, we are not only suffering from one soldier."
One activist suggests that local officials sell the fallen trees -- many of them centuries-old -- to the timber industry for a profit.
Between October 2015 and January 2016 alone, Israel arrested 150 Palestinians on the grounds of "incitement through social media."
"This is not a matter of cultural relativism. It is a matter of cruel criminal behaviour."
The Ukrainian government has voted to remove Russian independent TV station Dozhd from its list of approved foreign broadcasters, giving providers one month to remove the station from their networks.
"How can a journalist be 'unauthorised' to do their job: gathering information and suggesting conclusions based on the gathered evidence?"
‘The Richest Political Party in Europe’ Gets Its Wealth From Corruption, According to Macedonian Journalists
A documentary states that the party owns pastures and apartments. Macedonian law prohibits real-estate ownership by political parties, with the exception of office space.
"The Bangalore NYE event is shocking. Such disrespect and insecurity is being created for women"
"One of the really negative effects of the law...is that whole sectors of the NGO community…suddenly feel that they are being treated as subversives or enemies..."
Every year, the Russian State Duma schedules laws to come into effect on January 1st. RuNet Echo marks the highlights and lowlights of the 2017 New Year's laws.