February 15, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
An Egyptian court on Sunday put ex-president Mohammed Morsi on trial over accusations of spying and leaking information to Qatar. Prosecutors, as part of the country's continued crack down on Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, allege that Morsi endangered national security by leaking to Qatar state ...[read more]
January 18, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The Indonesian government on Saturday executed six people convicted of drug trafficking. Ignoring last minute diplomatic pleas by foreign leaders, the six drug smugglers, including five foreigners, were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight. The foreign convicts were from Nigeria, ...[read more]
January 14, 2015
by Peter Snyder
French police have arrested 54 people for verbally supporting or threatening terrorist acts in the wake of the terrorist attacks at the offices of French humor magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket. The French Justice Ministry has called on prosecutors to crack down on hate speech, anti- ...[read more]
December 20, 2013
by Bradley McAllister
President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight inmates currently serving lengthly prison terms for crack cocaine offenses, citing the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 (FSA). The FSA reduced significant disparities in convictions of drug offenses related to crack cocaine and powder ...[read more]
September 9, 2013
by Max Slater
Myanmar's parliament will draft a bill that forms groups to monitor court proceedings, a lawmaker said Saturday. Thura Aung Ko, the Lower House Judicial Affairs Committee chairman, said that the purpose of the court monitoring bill was to crack down on corruption in Myanmar's judicial system, and ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
In the early 20th century, the US military faced a new challenge with the increased use of radio technology for military operations. Cryptology, the study of codes and how to crack them, emerged as an important tool for military intelligence. It was for this reason that during World War I, the US ...[read more]
May 19, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday ruled that people convicted of crack cocaine offenses have a right to resentencing hearings under the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA). The case was brought by two incarcerated defendants seeking retroactive relief from racially discriminatory, 10- ...[read more]
May 8, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urged the Egyptian government on Wednesday to ensure that a draft law on civil society organizations does not give authorities the ability to crack down on such groups. Pillay expressed concern that if the law places significant constraints on ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Russia, pursuant to its attempt to crack down on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) within its borders, on Wednesday raided the Moscow headquarters of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Transparency International. The most recent seizure came two days after the government raided the local office of ...[read more]
March 11, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 11, 2012, 55% of voters in a national Switzerland referendum agreed to increase fines for public protesters who demonstrated without government authorization. After passage of the referendum, a fine of 100,000 Swiss Francs would be imposed on anyone who protested without government ...[read more]

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