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Kenya’s High Court on Friday upheld a ban on gay sex. The Kenyan Penal Code makes it a felony to have “carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature” or to commit “gross indecency.” The sentence for these offenses ranges from 5-21 years in prison. Kenya’s Constitution guarantees human dignity and freedom from [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU of Alabama and Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit on behalf of Alabama abortion providers Friday challenging the near total abortion ban approved earlier this month. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act bans performing abortions in the state and imposes criminal penalties of up to 99 [...]

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Activists filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the 2018 amendment to the Louisana Critical Infrastructure Law, a pipeline trespass law that opponents claim infringes on their rights to protest. The plaintiffs contend that the language in the amendment drafted by the Louisana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association was “so vague, overly broad and sweeping in scope” [...]

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Swedish prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson on Monday requested the District Court of Sweden to detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his absence. Assange is currently in prison serving 25 weeks of a 50-week sentence in the UK after hiding in the Embassy of Ecuador in London for almost seven years. After serving his sentence in the [...]

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The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society released a report Monday calling for a UN investigation into torture in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir perpetuated by the Indian State. The report creates a comprehensive understanding of the patterns, targets and impacts of torture by tracing [...]

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The European Court of Justice Advocate General submitted an opinion Tuesday siding with Airbnb in a case challenging strict French rules. The Prosecutor’s Office in Paris France filed an indictment for infringement of Hoguet law (real estate law) concerning real estate agents against Airbnb Ireland. Airbnb Ireland denies acting as a real estate agent and [...]

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The Trump administration issued a presidential memorandum Monday on Additional Measures to Enhance Border Security and Restore Integrity to Our Immigration System. In February, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to address the security and humanitarian crisis at the border. According to the White House, the situation has only continued to escalate with 100,000 [...]

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US President Donald Trump, his family members and his businesses filed a complaint against Deutsche Bank and Capital One Financial Corporation Monday to prevent them from answering subpoenas issued by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Financial Services Committee. The Plaintiffs are Trump, his three oldest children, Donald Trump Jr., Eric [...]

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The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that sexually explicit electronic communications sent to minors are not private and can be used in police investigations. In the case a police officer posed as a child and was sent explicit messages. A meeting was arranged with the defendant, a 32-year-old-man pretending to be 23. The defendant argued [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook and Google brought by the victims and the families of the victims of the June 2016 Pulse nightclub mass shooting. The shooting in Orlando, Florida, killed 49 people and injured 53. The plaintiffs’ claim was that the technology [...]

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