May 29, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a policeman convicted of torturing an Islamist to death over a church bombing. Mohammed Abdel Rahman al-Shimi was sentenced to 15 years in prison in June 2012 for taking part in the torturing of Sayed Bilal until he was dead. On appeal the verdict was ...[read more]
May 29, 2015
by Emelina Perez
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory vetoed legislation Thursday that would allow officials to avoid performing same-sex marriages. The bill, which would permit court officials and magistrates to avoid any marriage duties if they have a sincere religious objection, was passed on Thursday by both ...[read more]
May 29, 2015
by Emelina Perez
A Czech court in Prague acquitted the wife of former Czech prime minister Petr Necas of charges of abusing military intelligence. Jana Necasova, formerly Jana Nagyova, allegedly used military intelligence to spy on Necas's former wife when Necasova served as the prime minister's aide in 2012. A ...[read more]
May 29, 2015
by Sarah Boehme
A judge for Spain's National Court on Thursday opened a probe into Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram for terrorism and crimes against humanity over a 2013 attack on a Nigerian town in which a Spanish nun was assaulted. Spain's universal jurisdiction laws allow crimes against humanity to ...[read more]
May 29, 2015
by William Helbling
The Bangkok Criminal Court on Thursday convicted two members of the People's Alliance for Democracy Network, known as "Yellow Shirts," for their roles in breaking into the Prime Minster's office during the 2008 protests. The court found Yellow Shirt movement founder and Thai media mogul Sondhi ...[read more]
May 29, 2015
by William Helbling
The Parliament of Greenland voted Wednesday to enact laws that will legalize same-sex marriage and allow for same-sex couples to participate in adoption. The new marriage law, which passed with unanimous support, reforms previous legislation enacted in 1989 that allowed for same-sex "civil ...[read more]
May 28, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
US prosecutors on Wednesday charged 14 top FIFA officials with offenses including racketeering, money laundering and bribery, alleging that the men used partnerships with sports marketing executives to solicit more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks to support various sites of FIFA World ...[read more]
May 28, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council on Wednesday declared unconstitutional a bill seeking to ban the dissemination to minors of information supporting homosexual relationships. The council found the bill contained poor wording and incorrect formulation, according to Human Rights Campaign (HRC), ...[read more]
May 28, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Madagascar's Parliament voted on Tuesday to remove President Hery Rajaonarimampianina from office for failing to deliver on promises. The parliament also alleged Rajaonarimampianina has violated the constitution, lacks respect for the government, and that he did not rule out the possibility of ...[read more]
May 28, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday struck down abortion restrictions in Arkansas, ruling that the 12-week limit on seeking an abortion places an unconstitutional burden on women within the state. The restrictions included tests to determine if there was a detectible ...[read more]

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