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Japan court finds Fukushima power plant operator liable for woman's suicide
August 26, 2014
The district court in Fukushima, Japan, ruled Tuesday that a woman's family may be compensated for her death after determining that her depression and suicide were caused by the March 2011 nuclear meltdown of a nearby power plant. The family of chicken farmers lived in their mortgaged home in Yamaki....... [more]

Egypt court dismisses charges against former VP
October 26, 2013
An Egyptian court on Saturday threw out charges against former vice president Mohamed ElBaradei. ElBaradei, who served as vice president in the government set up by the military, stepped down in protest of the violence directed at protesters. It was this abandonment of his post that gave rise to th....... [more]

UN atomic energy agency: Iran, Korea must cooperate
September 9, 2013
The head of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday stressed the need for both Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to cooperate in resolving outstanding issues regarding their nuclear activities. In his statement, the Director-General of the agency expressed....... [more]

Japan continues to suffer export restrictions, citizen protests two years after Fukushima
March 9, 2013
Almost two years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster Japanese officials report that 44 countries still ban or limit food imports from Japan, as thousands of the nation's citizens gathered on Saturday in ongoing anti-nuclear demonstrations around the country. China and South Korea, both majo....... [more]

Japan prosecutors initiate criminal investigation into Fukushima nuclear disaster
August 2, 2012
Japanese authorities on Wednesday began a criminal investigation into last year's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The Fukushima Prosecutor accepted a criminal complaint filed in June by more than 1,300 people against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for causing the catastrophe and for the p....... [more]

Tokyo protestors demonstrate against Japan nuclear power industry
July 16, 2012
Tens of thousands of protestors rallied in Tokyo on Monday as Japan moves to restart the country's nuclear reactors that were shut down following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster last year. The peaceful antinuclear demonstration in Yoyogi park took place on Japan's national holiday, highlighti....... [more]

Expert panel claims Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis was preventable
July 5, 2012
A Japanese expert panel on Thursday issued a report claiming that the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was preventable. In the 641-page document the panel claims that the accident was not caused solely by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, but the inability of the government, regula....... [more]

Criminal complaint filed against Japan nuclear plant executives
June 11, 2012
More than 1,300 people filed a criminal complaint on Monday against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for causing the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and for the plaintiffs' resulting radiation. The complaint named as defendants Tsunehisa Katsumata, the chairman of TEPC....... [more]

'Crowing' About Iran Sanctions Should Stop
May 24, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Joyner of the University of Alabama School of Law says that the International Atomic Energy Agency and the West are over-estimating the positive results of their sanctions program against Iran and its nuclear program ...There is a good bit of "crowing" going on at the m....... [more]

Iranian leader derided possible UN nuclear sanctions as 'illegal'
April 24, 2012
On April 24, 2010, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized attempts by the UN to impose sanctions on the country's nuclear program, claiming that the actions by the UN Security Council (UNSC) and US were illegal. Following his sharp criticism, Ahmadinejad denied that Iran had broken nuclear....... [more]

Japan power company shareholders file record lawsuit over Fukushima nuclear crisis
March 5, 2012
A group of shareholders in the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Monday filed a USD $67 billion lawsuit against TEPCO officials for failing to prevent the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The group of 42 shareholders have accused 27 current and former TEPCO director....... [more]




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