July 1, 2014
by Ann Schober
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday for questioning regarding allegations of misuse of influence and illegal campaign financing. Specifically, anti-corruption investigators are looking into whether Sarkozy used his political influence to encourage a ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that police must obtain a warrant to get a person's cell phone location history from the cell phone provider. Police conducting a robbery investigation had obtained four people's cell phone location histories after getting a "D- ...[read more]
May 17, 2014
by William Helbling
French police on Tuesday arrested in Strasbourg seven men who were suspected of fighting alongside rebels within Syria. The arrest was conducted by French Police special unit Recherche Assistance Intervention Dissuasion (RAID), and no weapons nor explosive devices were found in possession of the ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Chinese authorites on Tuesday detained prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on a charge of "causing a disturbance" after he attended a weekend meeting that urged an investigation into the 1989 crackdown of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. Pu Zhigiang is a leading free-speech lawyer ...[read more]
May 6, 2014
by Ann Schober
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday expressed grave concern over the escalating unrest in Ukraine that has brought increasing destruction and death to the region. Pillay urged opposition groups to "lay down their weapons" and to work toward a peaceful resolution of the ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The new commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) William Bratton announced Wednesday the disbanding of a surveillance unit used to spy on Muslim communities. The Demographics Unit, established in 2003, utilized plainclothes detectives to map communities both inside and outside New ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
A Russian court in Moscow on Friday fined opposition leader Alexei Navalny 10,000 rubles (USD $275) for participation in an unsanctioned public gathering. Navanly was charged after chanting anti-police statements outside of the courthouse last week. In February a Moscow court ordered Navalny on ...[read more]
December 15, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
Protests relating to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich's decision to back out of an EU trade agreement occurred in Kiev on Saturday. The US has threatened to impose trade sanctions on the Ukraine in response to the crackdowns, and Yanukovich himself has reportedly denounced the violence, ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Monday that it is not competent to examine the adequacy of an investigation by Russian authorities into the1940 Katyn Massacre, where thousands of Polish prisoners of war were killed by the Soviet secret police (NKVD). The case was brought by 15 ...[read more]
August 22, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Widespread police corruption in Liberia is denying Liberians equal and impartial justice and impeding the country's postwar development, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Thursday. HRW based its report on conversations with more than 120 victims of police corruption and examination of multiple ...[read more]

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