April 17, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
A Chinese court on Friday sentenced 71-year-old freelance journalist Gao Yu to seven years in prison for 'leaking state secrets' to foreign contacts. Yu has been detained since April 2014, and maintains that she is innocent. The sentence has been met with criticism. An official for the European ...[read more]
April 3, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
A United Nations internal inquiry on Thursday concluded that members of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) used "unauthorized and excessive force" resulting in the deaths of three civilian protesters and the injuries of four other individuals in January. ...[read more]
January 15, 2015
by Andrew Morgan
JURIST has retracted "Back-Alley Banking in China: the Next Financial Crisis" by Dr. Bashar Malkawi. The piece was originally published in our Academic Commentary section on 9 November 2013. On 7 January 2015, we were advised that the piece was copied from another author's work. We investigated ...[read more]
October 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
States that have toughened voter identification laws have experienced steeper drops in election turnout than those that have not, including disproportionate falloffs among black and younger voters, according to a nonpartisan congressional study released on Wednesday by the US Government ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Kyle Webster
The American Airlines and US Airways merger to form the new American Airlines was first announced on February 14, 2013. Talks of this merger, which would form the largest airline in the United States, came on the heals of American Airlines pulling itself out of bankruptcy. The original plan called ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on Wednesday entitled "Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse." The GAO report was initiated in part by government documents that found there were hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse and assault in ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in July 2012 that explored the rising international use of drones. A previous report issued by the GAO in 2004 specified that that 41 countries owned drones, with 32 attempting to develop new drone technology. By 2012, the GAO ...[read more]
April 4, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Mali junta issued a statement Tuesday accusing rebels in the northern town of Gao of grave human rights violations, particularly the kidnap and rape of local women and girls. Last month the military overthrew President Amadou Toumani Toure and ended 20 years of democracy because they felt ...[read more]
March 18, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On March 18, 2008, the trial began of Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia on charges of inciting subversion of state power. Hu was formally charged in February 2008 after he released letters and recordings alleging that Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng was tortured into confessing to subversion ...[read more]
December 19, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
China's government Friday announced that prominent civil rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng would be sent to prison for three years for violating his probation. Gao's sentence is the first sign that he is still alive since having disappeared 20 months ago, presumably at the hands of the authorities. The ...[read more]

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