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Australia court orders ISPs to disclose information about illegal downloaders
April 7, 2015
The Federal Court of Australia on Tuesday ordered six Internet service providers (ISPs) to hand over information about alleged illegal downloaders of the US film Dallas Buyer's Club. The case was filed by the US company that owns the rights to the movie as a preliminary discovery application to dete....... [more]

Indonesia court rejcets appeal by Australian drug smugglers on death row
April 6, 2015
An Indonesian court on Monday rejected the appeals of two Australians on death row for drug smuggling. The two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, are known leaders of the Bali Nine narcotics organization. They filed appeals after President Joko Widodo rejected their pleas to spare their....... [more]

Indonesia court delays hearing for two Australians set to face execution
March 19, 2015
An Indonesian court on Thursday delayed a hearing for two Australians that are known leaders of the Bali Nine narcotics organization. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are currently facing execution for drug smuggling charges, including heroin. Earlier this year an Indonesian court scheduled the appe....... [more]

Indonesian court to hear appeal by two Australian drug smugglers on death row
March 8, 2015
An Indonesian court has scheduled an appeal by two Australian drug smugglers on death row for Thursday March 12th. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the leaders of the "Bali Nine" drug smuggling organization, were granted the appeal despite President Joko Widodo's refusal to grant them clemency. Wid....... [more]

UN rights expert welcomes move to repeal Australia laws restricting public assembly
March 5, 2015
UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai on Wednesday welcomed a bill introduced in the lower house of the Victorian Parliament designed to repeal stringent laws regulating protests. The laws, introduced last year and dubbed "move on" laws, expanded police power to enable them to move protesters who might....... [more]

Australia PM to toughen citizenship laws to curtail terrorism
February 23, 2015
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday announced a plan to revoke and curb citizenship of Australians involved in terrorist activities. The proposal was made as a response to over a hundred Australian nationals who have traveled overseas to fight for the Islamic State (IS), finding themselv....... [more]

Egypt court orders release of Al Jazeera journalists
February 12, 2015
An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release on bail of two Al Jazeera journalists being retried on terror charges. Baher Mohammed and Mohammed Fahmy have spent more than 400 days in jail after a court found them guilty for falsifying news reports and associating with the Muslim Brotherhood. T....... [more]

Egypt sets retrial date for 2 Al Jazeera journalists
February 9, 2015
A lawyer for the one of the two Al Jazeera journalists currently jailed in Egypt said Sunday that a retrial has been scheduled for February 12. Earlier this month, Al Jazeera journalist and Australian national Peter Greste was released from prison and deported after serving 400 days in a Cairo deten....... [more]

Al Jazeera journalist released from Egypt prison
February 2, 2015
An Al Jazeera reporter was released from prison on Sunday and deported after serving 400 days in a Cairo detention facility. Al Jazeera journalist and Australian national Peter Greste was imprisoned in Egypt after receiving a seven-year sentence for crimes that include supporting terrorist organizat....... [more]

Australia High Court rules high seas detention of asylum seekers lawful
January 28, 2015
The High Court of Australia on Wednesday ruled that the off-shore detention of more than 150 ethnic Tamil refugees aboard an Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) vessel was lawful under the Maritime Powers Act of 2013. The case was brought by 157 Tamil refugees fleeing Sri Lanka....... [more]

US government admits former Guantanamo detainee wrongfully convicted: lawyer
January 23, 2015
A lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks says the US government admitted his conviction was incorrect and did not dispute Hicks' innocence. The US Court of Military Commission Review has not yet ruled on the appeal, but Hicks' lawyer, Stephen Kenny, believes they will overturn the con....... [more]




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