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Chinese journalist Huang Qi sentenced to 12 years for allegedly leaking state secrets
Huang Qi, a Chinese journalist and "cyber-dissident," was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for illegally disclosing and providing state secrets abroad. Huang Qi is the founder of 64 Tianwang, a Chinese news site that has reported frequently (More)
HRW: UAE continuing to hold prisoners after sentences served
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 (More)
Trump pardons ex-business partner and former media mogul Conrad Black
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a disgraced media mogul who recently wrote a wrote a book about Trump's triumphs. Black was convicted in 2007 on fraud charges, including alleged embezzlement, and obstr (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)
16 parents involved in college admissions scandal indicted by federal grand jury
Sixteen parents involved in a college admissions scandal were charged Tuesday in a second indictment by a federal grand jury in Boston with conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering. The indictment comes just a day after 14 of their co-defen (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)
UK court strikes 'right to rent' immigration housing policy
The High Court struck down the UK's "right to rent" policy on Friday as incompatible with human rights law. The "right to rent" policy required private landlords to verify the immigration status of prospective renters. Under this policy, landlords (More)
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