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Meanwhile, the arrest of more than a dozen environmental activists in February, led Kaveh Madani, also an Imperial College lecturer, to leave Iran ... case the United States imposed sanctions on 10 Iranian real and legal entities on charges of hacking hundreds of US and international academic institutions.
A Burundian activist was sentenced on Thursday to 32 years in prison for taking part in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza, sources said, ... A judicial source confirmed to AFP Rukuki was convicted for “having participated in an insurrectional movement in order to change the constitutional regime, ...

SAN DIEGO -- Activists marched from Balboa Park to Chicano Park Saturday in support of hundreds of Central American migrants who will seek ... swift outcry as well as legal action from immigrant rights groups, who already filed a class-action lawsuit last year accusing US officials of illegally turning away ...
Last year, the DSI turned down the request by Ms Pinnipa on the grounds that she was not Mr Porlajee's legal wife. ... At the seminar held at Thammasat University, human rights activists and academics gathered to present their views on Mr Porlajee's case and the situation of enforced dissappearances in ...
Labour Party activists expressed outrage on Friday as grassroots anti-racist campaigner Marc Wadsworth was expelled from the UK's main opposition party, allegedly for “bringing it into ... Wadworth told journalists at a press conference on Friday that he was talking to his legal team about his next steps.
DESPITE already facing legal charges, activists calling for an early election remain firm about their plans to hold a street rally next month, a leader said ... Rangsiman, who also leads the Democracy Restoration Group, is among more than 40 activists charged with committing sedition, violating a junta ban ...

Wadsworth said he would challenge Friday's expulsion decision in court and claimed Corbyn's office had been in touch with him on the first day of his hearing before the national constitutional committee (NCC). Wadsworth said he and the Labour leader were “old friends and comrades” for many years.
A Minneapolis freedom-of-information activist has claimed victory in his long-running legal battle to see emails from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office pertaining to biometric technologies. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday largely backed Tony Webster, who said the county violated ...
Amnesty considers Amira - the coordinator of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, a community-based group providing legal aid and advocacy support to activists in the Occupied Palestinian Territories - a prisoner of conscience who should be released immediately and unconditionally.
A wheelchair-bound rights activist who smashed and broke a glass elevator door at a BTS Skytrain station on Sunday night has threatened to take legal action against the authorities if public transport remains "unsuitable" for the disabled. Manit Intharapim, director of the "Accessibility Is Freedom" equal ...

Student activists and Gun Sense Vermont will organize a competing event — a vigil for victims of gun violence on the Statehouse lawn. ... The group opposes measures that would require background checks for private gun sales, raise the legal gun buying age to 21, or give police discretion to remove guns ...
It was not appropriate to single out the Parkland students, but I stand firm in my defense of our constitutional rights.” The 18-year-old woman whom Gibson singled out, Emma Gonzalez, is among the students speaking out from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In the wake of the ...
Sessions' reference to “activist judges” may be telling. “There's an old joke: A judicial activist is one who issues a decision you don't like,” Peter Shane, a professor of constitutional law at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law, told Newsweek. “Calling someone a judicial activist is a tradition virtually ...
OLYMPIA – In a last-minute effort lawmakers, cops and community activists reached a deal on lowering the legal standard for prosecuting officers who kill in the line of duty. The bill, HB 3003, is a product of a surprise agreement between law enforcement representatives and the backers of I-940, a pending ...
Apple has lost a legal attempt to ban French protestors from demonstrating in its main Paris store. Tax campaign group Attac has put on protests at Apple shops in Paris and Aix-en-Provence, claiming the firm had tried to avoid paying the tax it owed. Apple sought a ban on protestors, saying the ...
Pro-independence activist Andy Chan Ho-tin said the government has rejected his application for legal aid to appeal his failed election bid. The Hong Kong National Party founder in February lost his bid to overturn the 2016 Legislative Council election, in which he was barred from running. He said the ...


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