World Legal News

Amnesty International on Thursday called Guantanamo prison a “stain on human rights” on the eve of the prison’s seventeenth anniversary. Guantanamo prison currently holds 40 detainees, many of whom were tortured by the CIA before being transferred to the facility. Many have also been issued transfers to other prisons and are still awaiting such transfers. [...]

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The EU imposed sanctions against Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security and two Iranian nationals on Tuesday. “This means that funds and other financial assets of the Ministry and both individuals have been frozen,” explained the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, and the Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Kajsa Ollongren. The Netherlands recommended [...]

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A South African judge ruled Wednesday that the detention of Mozambique’s former finance minister Manuel Chang on charges of USD $2 billion in loan fraud was legal under the extradition treaty between the US and South Africa. Manuel Chang, who was Mozambique’s finance minister between 2005 and 2015, was indicted by the Department of Justice [...]

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Only a few days into 2019, Vietnam is threatening to penalize Facebook for violating a new cybersecurity law. The law was approved by Vietnam’s National assembly in June and went into effect the first day of 2019, alarming free speech advocates. According to a report by the Vietnamese Government controlled news outlet, Facebook has violated [...]

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A Tokyo District Court denied former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s request to be released from detention Tuesday. Tokyo authorities arrested Ghosn in November for alleged financial fraud committed while Ghosn led Nissan. Ghosn has been detained since his arrest last year. Authorities claim that Ghosn, and his aide Greg Kelly, committed multiple acts of fraud while [...]

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The German Central Office for the Suppression of Cybercrime and the Federal Criminal Police Office announced Tuesday that they have arrested a 20-year-old German citizen suspected to have hacked and released the personal and financial data of hundreds of German public figures, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, along with members of their respective political parties. [...]

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An indictment unsealed on Tuesday revealed that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has been charged with obstruction of justice by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Though this indictment involves a separate case, Veselnitskaya has been identified as a key figure in the Special Counsel‘s Russia probe due to her involvement in a 2016 Trump [...]

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