April 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The death toll in the three-year Syrian conflict has exceeded 150,000, a British-based human rights group announced on Tuesday. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 150,344 persons have died since the uprising began in March 2011. The death toll includes 51,212 civilians, ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, has been summoned by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry according to a post on her husband's Facebook page Tuesday. The summons are thought to be in response to a video posted online showing Sotoudeh giving a speech that voices support for what she ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Ukraine's acting interior minister Arsen Avakhov on Monday said on his official Facebook page that an arrest warrant has been issued for the country's fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovich, for the mass killings of civilian anti-government protestors. In his statement, Avakhov said that an ...[read more]
January 26, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An anti-government protest leader was killed in Bangkok on Sunday. Suthin Thararin, a protest leader for the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), was shot to death in front of the Sri Eiam Temple in Bangkok while demonstrators blocked a voting station, according to Police Col. Thawatkiat ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Dinh Nhat Uy on Tuesday received a sentence of 15 months of house arrest from a Vietnamese court for abusing his freedom after he campaigned online via Facebook to release his brother, who was convicted and jailed in May for criticizing the government policies on land ownership, religion and ...[read more]
September 29, 2013
by Julie Deisher
Mohamed al-Maskati, head of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR), reported Sunday that a Bahrain court has sentenced 50 defendants to prison terms ranging between five and 15 years in prison, with 20 of the defendants sentenced in absentia. The mass trial was for alleged links to ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Wednesday that use of the "Like" button on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech under the First Amendment and cannot be used against public employees. Five former appointees for the sheriff's office in Hampton, Virginia, sued the ...[read more]
September 17, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant secretary general of the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), to death. This overturned a February ruling by the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB), which sentenced Mollah to life in prison for crimes... ...[read more]
August 27, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday granted final approval to a $20 million settlement agreement with Facebook over its "Sponsored Stories." The "Sponsored Stories" program shared with a user's Facebook friends when a user clicked "like" on ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that a North Carolina law prohibiting registered sex offenders from commercial social networking websites accessible by children, such as Facebook and Myspace, is unconstitutional. In a unanimous opinion, the court found that the law " ...[read more]

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