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Trump issues pardons and commutations for Rod Blagojevich and others
The White House announced Tuesday that US President Donald Trump issued seven pardons and commuted the sentences of four individuals, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich was indicted by federal prosecutors in 2008 for h (More)
London firm requests arrest of UAE officials in connection with Yemen war crimes
London-based law firm Stoke White submitted evidence to the US, the UK and Turkey on Wednesday requesting the arrest of Mohammed Dahlan. Dahlan is "the key advisor to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan" of the United Arab Emirates, according t (More)
Thailand's Future Forward Party acquitted of charges of trying to overthrow monarchy
Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that key figures of Thailand's opposition political party, Future Forward, were not guilty of seeking to overthrow the country's monarchy. The charges were based on social media posts and academic p (More)
Former top Mexican official indicted on drug trafficking
Former Mexican Secretary of Public Security Genaro Garcia Luna was arrested in the US Tuesday for accepting multimillion-dollar bribes to permit "El Chapo's" Sinaloa Cartel to operate. Garcia Luna was essentially head of Mexican law enforcement f (More)
US State Department announces visa sanctions against Cuba's Castro family
The US Department of State on Thursday announced sanctions preventing Raúl Castro, former president of Cuba and the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party and First Secretary of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, fro (More)
Myanmar: Reuters journalists among prisoners granted amnesty
Myanmar President Win Myint granted amnesty on Monday to 6,520 prisoners, including journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The journalists, reporters for Reuters, were arrested in September for alleged violations of Myanmar's Official Secrets Act an (More)
The “Occupy Central 9” Cases: Rule of Law or Rule by Law in Hong Kong?  
             “A trial is a window into the soul of a country.”                                        --Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Under the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984, China agreed to govern (More)
Myanmar high court upholds 7-year sentences of two Reuters journalists
The Myanmar Supreme Court of the Union on Tuesday rejected the appeals of two Reuters journalist who were sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the Official Secrets Act. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were detained in December 2017 while inves (More)
US confirms indictment of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange following arrest
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday confirmed that Julian Assange, the co-founder of WikiLeaks, has been indicted for conspiracy to commit computer hacking with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the US Army. The indictment (More)
US judge sentences ex-Hong Kong official to three years for bribery scheme
A US judge on Monday sentenced ex-Hong Kong government official Chi Ping Patrick Ho to three years in prison and a $400,000 fine following his December conviction violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering and conspiracy. Ho (More)
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