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‘Assange won’t come’: Swedish MPs urge end to whistleblower case
Swedish MPs are calling on the prosecutors in the Julian Assange sexual assault case to travel to London and question the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has been taking refuge since June 2012.

05.02.2014 06:10

​Saudi journalist sentenced to 12 years in jail for 'disobeying the ruler'
A journalist was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison by a Saudi criminal court for “disobeying the ruler” and claiming in televised remarks that the Saudi kingdom incites terrorism, state media reported.

05.02.2014 00:46

‘Deport Justin Bieber’ petition gains sarcastic support from US senator
The movement to deport Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has grown so popular in the US that now American lawmakers are weighing in to suggest, presumably in jest, that the singer should be kicked out of the country because of a recent arrest.

05.02.2014 01:01

Record number of Americans exonerated in 2013
A record number of Americans were set free in 2013 after being wrongfully convicted of a crime, according to new data from the National Registry of Exonerations.

04.02.2014 20:45

Guantanamo detainee cites POW status, files lawsuit for release
Lawyers for a Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo have filed a federal lawsuit to get their client out of prison. The suit cites international law, according to which prisoners of war should be released after the end of the hostilities.

04.02.2014 10:19

NZ spy agency in illegal Kim Dotcom wiretap 'deletes key evidence' ahead of hearing
Megaupload founder and web tycoon Kim Dotcom has accused the New Zealand spy agency of getting rid of the information necessary for his $6.9 million damages hearing.

04.02.2014 06:06

‘Drones are counterproductive, make US more hated’
The four anti-drone activists standing trial in California this week for attempting to deliver a letter to an Air Force commander are heroes and should be recognized as such, author and anti-war activist David Swanson told RT.

04.02.2014 03:44

Activists call for media shield law to protect journalist’s sources
A number of US journalists have been issued subpoenas in recent months and pressured to reveal the sources they relied on in a variety of stories, inspiring media personnel and political pundits alike to call for more comprehensive media shield laws.

04.02.2014 01:09

Facebook, Google, others unveil national security request details
Some of the most influential companies in Silicon Valley have unveiled data regarding the national security requests they have received from the US government, detailing how many requests they receive, how many the company responds to, and other details.

03.02.2014 20:09

Moscow rally demands release of opposition activists from prison
Several thousand protesters gathered in central Moscow for a sanctioned rally in support of opposition activists jailed after violent clashes during a demonstration at the capital’s Bolotnaya Square in May 2012.

03.02.2014 12:26

Hackers sue Merkel & entire German govt over NSA spying
Europe’s largest association of hackers has filed a criminal complaint against the German government for aiding foreign spying by NSA and GCHQ, and violating the right to citizens’ privacy, basing their case on leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

03.02.2014 14:16

​Saudi Arabia criminalizes ‘terrorists’ defaming state’s reputation, disturbing order
Actions that threaten Saudi Arabia’s unity, disturb public order, or defame the reputation of the state or the king – will be considered acts of terrorism under a new counterterrorism law which has come into force in the gulf kingdom.

03.02.2014 02:52