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Meanwhile, the arrest of more than a dozen environmental activists in February, led Kaveh Madani, also an Imperial College lecturer, to leave Iran ... case the United States imposed sanctions on 10 Iranian real and legal entities on charges of hacking hundreds of US and international academic institutions.
A Burundian activist was sentenced on Thursday to 32 years in prison for taking part in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza, sources said, ... A judicial source confirmed to AFP Rukuki was convicted for “having participated in an insurrectional movement in order to change the constitutional regime, ...

SAN DIEGO -- Activists marched from Balboa Park to Chicano Park Saturday in support of hundreds of Central American migrants who will seek ... swift outcry as well as legal action from immigrant rights groups, who already filed a class-action lawsuit last year accusing US officials of illegally turning away ...
Last year, the DSI turned down the request by Ms Pinnipa on the grounds that she was not Mr Porlajee's legal wife. ... At the seminar held at Thammasat University, human rights activists and academics gathered to present their views on Mr Porlajee's case and the situation of enforced dissappearances in ...
Labour Party activists expressed outrage on Friday as grassroots anti-racist campaigner Marc Wadsworth was expelled from the UK's main opposition party, allegedly for “bringing it into ... Wadworth told journalists at a press conference on Friday that he was talking to his legal team about his next steps.
DESPITE already facing legal charges, activists calling for an early election remain firm about their plans to hold a street rally next month, a leader said ... Rangsiman, who also leads the Democracy Restoration Group, is among more than 40 activists charged with committing sedition, violating a junta ban ...

Wadsworth said he would challenge Friday's expulsion decision in court and claimed Corbyn's office had been in touch with him on the first day of his hearing before the national constitutional committee (NCC). Wadsworth said he and the Labour leader were “old friends and comrades” for many years.
A Minneapolis freedom-of-information activist has claimed victory in his long-running legal battle to see emails from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office pertaining to biometric technologies. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday largely backed Tony Webster, who said the county violated ...
Amnesty considers Amira - the coordinator of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, a community-based group providing legal aid and advocacy support to activists in the Occupied Palestinian Territories - a prisoner of conscience who should be released immediately and unconditionally.
A wheelchair-bound rights activist who smashed and broke a glass elevator door at a BTS Skytrain station on Sunday night has threatened to take legal action against the authorities if public transport remains "unsuitable" for the disabled. Manit Intharapim, director of the "Accessibility Is Freedom" equal ...
Student activists and Gun Sense Vermont will organize a competing event — a vigil for victims of gun violence on the Statehouse lawn. ... The group opposes measures that would require background checks for private gun sales, raise the legal gun buying age to 21, or give police discretion to remove guns ...
It was not appropriate to single out the Parkland students, but I stand firm in my defense of our constitutional rights.” The 18-year-old woman whom Gibson singled out, Emma Gonzalez, is among the students speaking out from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In the wake of the ...
Sessions' reference to “activist judges” may be telling. “There's an old joke: A judicial activist is one who issues a decision you don't like,” Peter Shane, a professor of constitutional law at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law, told Newsweek. “Calling someone a judicial activist is a tradition virtually ...
OLYMPIA – In a last-minute effort lawmakers, cops and community activists reached a deal on lowering the legal standard for prosecuting officers who kill in the line of duty. The bill, HB 3003, is a product of a surprise agreement between law enforcement representatives and the backers of I-940, a pending ...
Apple has lost a legal attempt to ban French protestors from demonstrating in its main Paris store. Tax campaign group Attac has put on protests at Apple shops in Paris and Aix-en-Provence, claiming the firm had tried to avoid paying the tax it owed. Apple sought a ban on protestors, saying the ...
Pro-independence activist Andy Chan Ho-tin said the government has rejected his application for legal aid to appeal his failed election bid. The Hong Kong National Party founder in February lost his bid to overturn the 2016 Legislative Council election, in which he was barred from running. He said the ...
Activists sue Washington state for tougher climate policy ... Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy. ... Similar legal action taken by OTC-backed minors in Massachusetts succeeded in 2016, but failed in Pennsylvania a year later.

Human rights experts with the United Nations are calling on the U.S. to protect immigrant rights activists from deportation, saying they're concerned about ... of Licensing gave information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about an undocumented immigrant rights activist now facing deportation, ...
Thailand's military government has filed criminal charges against 50 activists over a recent protest in which they demanded the army give up power and ... Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Kruea-ngam said Friday that elections could take place in March 2019 or even later depending on legal technicalities.
Now, when visitors navigate to Capital Care's home page, they're met with “Yes, abortion is legal in Ohio. Yes, our doors are open.” Activists like Hady and Patton found the energy to keep fighting for years while courts deliberated on the future of the clinic. Many hoped for a quick, positive resolution when ...
A campaigning group opposed to Rupert Murdoch's takeover of Sky has won permission to launch a legal challenge to the media regulator's ruling that the broadcaster would remain “fit and proper” to hold a UK licence if it was owned by 21st Century Fox. A high court judge said the activist group Avaaz ...
Local journalists and media activists reporting on the occupation and Moroccan abuses face legal obstacles and risk lengthy jail sentences in order to make their voices heard. One group that ... “Criminal gang” is a common terminology used by Moroccan authorities to describe activist groups in the region.
... of Oyub Titiyev, the jailed director of the prominent Russian human rights group Memorial's office in Chechnya. Lawmakers in the European Union's parliament overwhelmingly passed a resolution on February 8 urging “the Russian authorities to ensure full respect for [Titiyev's] human and legal rights.".
Science fiction author Hugh Spencer (previously) has published an essay on how Rod Serling's activist views on human rights were embodied in The ... When we compare themes from vintage television programs with clauses from an international legal document we are engaged in much more than a ...
In New Orleans, Black Lives Matter activist and Charleston, South Carolina, community organizer Muhiyidin d'Baha died Tuesday, after he was struck in the thigh by a bullet as he rode his bicycle. Police have not named ... Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) ...
The legal aid group Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said the activists were charged with violating the ruling junta's ban on political assembly and nine faced an additional charge of sedition. "I don't understand why I have been charged," said Netiwit Chotipatpaisal, a student activist. "I think Thailand is a ...
FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, Muhiyidin d'Baha speaks during a meeting with North Charleston city council about the killing of Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer after a traffic stop in North Charleston, S.C. Muhiyidin d'Baha, whose legal name was Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, was shot in ...
Having various government agencies emailing private pipeline security as police attack nonviolent protesters with rubber bullets and water cannons raises major concerns that local law enforcement will only protect corporate financial interests, not the constitutional rights of protesters. With the upcoming ...
An important job of a human relations commission should be to paint a picture of the current situation, said Patrick Conant, a web developer and anti-racism activist who is white. Conant has dug into numbers on police traffic stops and homeless arrests and said such data is the way to understand what is ...
The decision by a Brazilian court to suspend a shipment of 27,000 cows to Turkey, citing concerns about slaughter practices in that country, shows that animal activism, like the supply chains it targets, is going global. This decision came on the back of a sustained campaign highlighting cruel practices in ...
A New Jersey man who was denied a permit to carry a concealed firearm is suing state law enforcement officials and judges in federal court, claiming they violated his constitutional rights. The lawsuit was filed just days after state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that the state was reverting to a ...
HONG KONG — A judgment delivered by Hong Kong's top court as it set free three young pro-democracy activists drew mixed reactions from legal experts on Tuesday (Feb 6), with one saying it could have a “chilling effect” on future protests, while another praised it for making clear that the law could not be ...
New Orleans police confirmed that a top Black Lives Matter activist died early Wednesday morning after being shot on Tuesday in the thigh. Muhiyidin d'Baha, whose legal name was Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, was shot while riding his bike through the city, according to the New Orleans Advocate. He was ...
York County officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit filed by flag-burning activist Gene Stilp. And they want the court to order Stilp to pay the county's legal fees in the case. Stilp sued York County in U.S. Middle District Court last month, claiming it is violating his free speech rights ...
Law was elected to the semi-democratic legislature in 2016 but was one of six pro-democracy lawmakers disqualified after a government legal challenge. Wong had plans to run for office but was forced to put them on hold to fight the prison sentence, which barred him from standing for office for five years.
The trial of four former Soweto special branch members accused of killing anti-apartheid activist Nokuthula Simelane more than three decades ago, will not resume anytime soon, as three of them are challenging the refusal of the police to pay their legal fees. The four - Msebenzi Radebe, Willem Coetzee, ...
A grass-roots effort to remove the judge for lenient sentencing has exposed sharp fissures within activist circles, with victims' rights advocates who are leading the charge pitted against others ... Instead, activists are focused on initiatives like expanding free legal counsel on campus for victims of sex crimes.
“In 2011, Stephen Colbert stunned America by starting his own super PAC, showing just how thin the line is between bribery and legal political contribution,” said Lawrence before conducting an interview with former U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) chairman Trevor Potter, the lawyer overseeing ...
Activists and politicians on various sides of the national debate over immigration reform took to the internet Monday to wax political following the news that ... Their lives were taken by a twice-deported illegal immigrant who was not only two times the legal limit to drive, but attempted to flee the scene of the ...
Debbie Russell listens to Mayor Steve Adler speak in favor of a motion that postponed a vote on a new police contract on Dec. 13. On Wednesday, interim City Manager Elaine Hart suspended the city's Citizen Review Panel, which examined cases of alleged police misconduct, saying the oversight body ...
The biggest concerns have centered on the legal battles of three young activists who were imprisoned for their roles in leading the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests, when thousands of people flooded the streets to demand freer elections. Supporters call the three — Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex ...
Activists who rallied against any delay in the general election arrive at Pathumwan police station on Friday to answer charges, then decided to defer the ... Col Burin Thongprapai, a legal officer of the NCPO, filed the complaints against the seven leaders and the Royal Thai Police Office later added 32 more ...
Their emergence reflects the erosion in the status of women since the launch of economic reforms in the 1980s that reduced the ruling party's focus on social equality, said Feng Yuan, a prominent women's rights activist. "Archaic ideas about gender equality still have a market in today's society," she said.
A grass-roots effort to remove the judge for lenient sentencing has exposed sharp fissures within activist circles, with victims' rights advocates who are leading the charge pitted against others .... Instead, activists are focused on initiatives like expanding free legal counsel on campus for victims of sex crimes.
And now this 'legal rights group' is going after her and her activist colleague, legally. But is Shurat Hadin really a 'legal rights group'? In 2015, Shurat Hadin held a conference titled “Towards a new law of war”, which focused on helping Israel use “lawfare” to defend its crimes in courts around the world.
Rodriguez, president of the Ecuadorean Federation of LGBTQ Organizations, explained the executive decree sent to the National Electoral Council (CNE) to call for the vote lacked the consent of Ecuador's Constitutional Court and reiterated the Council should have sought the court's approval. “Article 104 ...
The campaign reported nine states on Amazon's list that currently have no legal protections against firing someone, denying them housing or refusing them ... David Mixner, author and gay rights activist, told NBC News that these states have a history of anti-LGBTQ legislation that the community has had to ...
When New Zealanders Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab wrote an op-ed urging pop star Lorde to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, chances are the two writers and activists didn't know how great of an effect their words would have, as Lorde did indeed cancel the show. “I had done a lot of ...
Kilic is also accused, along with 10 other human rights activists, including two foreign nationals, of being part of a new conspiracy to overthrow the Turkish ... legal experts, “If this trend continues, any government can use this as a "judicial" basis for not recognizing the decisions of the Constitutional Court.
It apparently came in the context of a petition for writ of habeas corpus, which is the only way in which this judge was able to shoe-horn her views and preferred outcome into the framework of a "legal" decision, however strange. Otherwise, as a matter of law, she lacked jurisdiction to review the matter at all, ...


 

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