Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Tuesday that the Nigerian military has been arbitrarily detaining thousands of children, some as young as five years old, for suspected involvement with the Islamist armed group Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, commonly known as Boko Haram. According to HRW, the military often arrests or detains children based on [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Tofurky Co. on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Arkansas Bureau of Standards challenging a new law (Act 501)that prohibits the labeling of plant-based meat alternatives as “meat” or related terms like “beef,” “pork,” “roast,” “sausage” and “burger.” Plaintiffs allege that Act 501 “is a restriction on commercial [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday that United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities continue to hold five prisoners after they completed their sentences up to three years ago, without a clear legal basis. The five men are Osama al-Najjar, online activist; Khalifa al-Rabea and Othman al-Shehhi, online activists and members of al-Islah (a nonviolent Islamist [...]

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The Committee on Ways and Means of the Democratic-led House of Representatives filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Department of the Treasury and the IRS, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, seeking disclosure of President Trump’s tax return information. According to the complaint, Section 6103(f) of the Internal Revenue Code requires [...]

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