December 21, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Protests erupted in more than 30 cities in Spain on Saturday due to a new public security law that criminalizes certain types of social protests and demonstrations. Protests took place in both large and small cities, including Barcelona, Madrid, Almeria and Valencia. Some protesters wore tape on ...[read more]
December 4, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man who was killed last summer after being placed in a choke hold by a white New York City police officer during an ...[read more]
June 30, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School comments on the statement made by Donald Sterling and how the public outcry should give us pause to consider the underlying issues ... Unless you've been completely avoiding TV, the Internet, newspapers, magazines and likely your ...[read more]
April 7, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Two Russian gay rights activists were arrested in St. Petersburg on Thursday for violating a new law banning promotion of homosexuality to minors that became effective last month. The two activists were arrested for picketing against the law. The St. Petersburg police on Saturday also detained ...[read more]
June 13, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan to try six paramilitary forces in the shooting death of an unarmed man under the Pakistan Anti-Terrorism Ordinance of 1999. On Friday, several paramilitary soldiers opened fire on an unarmed, 17-year-old man in ...[read more]
June 10, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday demanded an explanation of an incident in which Pakistani security forces shot and killed an unarmed man. Several paramilitary soldiers opened fire on an unarmed, 22-year-old man in Benazir Park, then stood by as he died. The incident was caught on tape and ...[read more]
March 13, 2011
by Drew Singer
The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned the corruption conviction of Vic Kohring, a former Republican member of the Alaska State Legislature. Kohring was caught on tape accepting cash from Bill Allen, an executive for Alaskan oil services and engineering company VECO Corp.. The... ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Edward SanFilippo
Bill Quigley: "The Department of Justice decision to refuse to prosecute anyone for the intentional destruction of evidence of over 90 tapes documenting crimes of torture is an outrageous betrayal of respect for human rights and the rule of law. The DOJ continues to try to construct a cocoon of ...[read more]
November 5, 2009
by Haley Wojdowski
Two senior Indonesian law enforcement officials resigned Thursday after being linked to an alleged plot to weaken the Corruption Eradication Commisions (KPK), an anti-corruption agency. Deputy Attorney General Abdul Hakim Ritonga and Chief Detective Susno Duadjia were mentioned by name in a tape ...[read more]
January 13, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
The court-martial for US Marine Corp Sgt. Jermaine Nelson has been scheduled for February 16, according to a Monday report in the San Diego Union-Tribune. The trial was scheduled to begin earlier this month, but a delay was granted following a ruling in which the court approved the appointment of ...[read more]

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