January 28, 2015
by William Helbling
A Bangkok Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced "Red Shirt" supporter Jatuporn Prompan to two years in prison for defaming former prime minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva. Prompan was charged with defamation for accusing Abhisit of ordering the killings of protesters and taking action in ...[read more]
January 15, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday rejected a complaint filed by Yevgeny Dzhugashvili against the Russian Novaya Gazeta newspaper for allegedly committing libel against his grandfather, Josef Stalin. The case concerns two articles published by the opposition newspaper regarding ...[read more]
January 12, 2015
by Peter Snyder
A court in Singapore on Monday ordered blogger Roy Ngerng to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong S$29,000 (USD $21,700) in legal fees and related expenses incurred after Lee won a defamation case against Ngerng in November of last year. In May of last year Ngerng penned a blog post allegedly ...[read more]
November 25, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
An official for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) on Tuesday stated that human rights activists in Burundi have been the subjects of threats and defamation for their current role within the state. According to Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights ...[read more]
August 8, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A Hong Kong court has ruled that Chinese businessman Dr. Albert Yeung Sau Shing, chairman of the Emperor Group conglomerate, may continue his defamation suit against Google over the autocomplete function of the company's search engine which suggests links connecting Yeung to organized crime ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Palestinian court on Wednesday announced that Mohammed Dahlan, leading rival of President Mahmoud Abbas, has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison, which is likely to hinder his ability to garner a leadership position in the future. Dahlan, a former Palestinian security chief, was ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by Emily Osgood
JURIST Guest Columnist Pavlo Malyuta, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Class of 2016, comments on the passage of new Ukrainian laws that restrict fundamental rights such as freedom of speech and assembly ... On January 16, 2014 the Supreme Council of Ukraine adopted a number of ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously to overturn a defamation judgment in Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, in which a pilot sued the airline for reporting him as a security threat and calling him "mentally unstable." At issue in this case was the Aviation and Transportation ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
The government of Chad should release prisoners without charges or charge them with a recognizable criminal offense, Amnesty International (AI) said in a report released Thursday. The government is allegedly using charges such as "inciting racial hatred," "defamation" and "endangering national ...[read more]
March 20, 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged Tunisian authorities to repeal a law that criminalizes defamation. The call comes after two Tunisian citizens were charged with defamation for publicly exposing alleged wrongdoing of Tunisian officials. The men face up to two years in prison if convicted ...[read more]

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