The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against election officials of Waller County, Texas, accusing them of voter discrimination. The LDF claims that officials refused to provide any early voting location on the campus of Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), a historically black university, during the first week [...]

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) called Sunday for the Trump administration to reverse plans to rollback protections for transgender people, in light of a New York Times report on a draft proposal. According to the report, the Trump administration intends to redefine “sex” to exclude transgender individuals from non-discrimination protections. The report stated that the [...]

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A London Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned the “excessive sentencing” imposed on three anti-fracking protesters in Lancashire. The activists, Simon Blevins, Richard Roberts and Rich Loizou, were convicted of causing a public nuisance for their role in a 100-hour blockade on a drilling site and were handed  a 15-16 month sentence. Lord chief justice, [...]

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Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Monday approved the controversial Digital Security Act, which critics and media organizations believe may quash freedom of speech and press. The new act aims to deter any person or organization from publishing or transmitting any material on any website or in electronic media that may cause defamation, negative religious sentiments, [...]

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