August 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A court in Azerbaijan on Thursday upheld the conviction and detention of top human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. Aliyev was arrested in 2011 on charges including illegal commercial activity, tax evasion and abuse of power. Earlier this month he was sentenced to three months pre-trial detention. ...[read more]
July 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
An Iranian court has sentenced eight Facebook page administrators to jail for terms between eight and 21 years, Iran's official news agency, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), reported on Sunday. The defendants were convicted of plotting against national security, spreading propaganda ...[read more]
April 30, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Amnesty International (AI) called on the Pakistani government on Wednesday to address human rights abuses against media workers in Pakistan. In a report also released Wednesday, AI documents the brutal treatment of media workers in Pakistan, claiming that many journalists have been threatened, ...[read more]
April 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Russia's upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a set of bills that apply new restrictions on the Internet and blogging, a move widely criticized by both pro-democracy activists and Russia's technology sector alike. Critics of the draft laws affecting the Internet, which are expected to be ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday made a statement in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, expressing regret for the UN's silence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide that resulted in the deaths of 800,000 people. Ban urged the international community to prevent such atrocities from occurring again ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Human rights lawyer Morton Sklar urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday to investigate attacks in Cambodia on political opponents of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Sklar accused the Cambodian authorities of a systematic pattern of crimes to silence dissenting opinions and protect ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Malaysian court on Friday overturned the High Court's acquittal of Anwar Ibrahim, sentencing the opposition leader to five years in prison for sodomizing a male aide in 2008. This conviction makes Anwar unable to run for chief minister of Selangor in next month's election, where he was ...[read more]
December 2, 2013
by Addison Morris
Egypt's draft constitution was finalized on Sunday by a 50-member assembly, creating uncertainty about the country's election procedures. The draft dictates that elections are to take place within the first six months of the constitution's ratification. However, the draft does not determine ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) on Thursday stated that Google is in violation of the country's data protection act. For a website to comply with the country's data protection act, it must have the "unambiguous" consent of users when using their personal information. Unambiguous consent ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A Moscow court ruled Tuesday that the Russian government can seize the assets of Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin. Charges for theft and money laundering were filed last month against Navalny and his brother. No trial date has been set, but the penalties include up to ...[read more]

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