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Crucifix Battle: British Airways to pay 32,000 euro after sacking woman for wearing cross
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that British Airways violated an employee’s right to freedom of religion by firing her for wearing a crucifix at work. The Strasbourg court awarded the Coptic Christian 32,000 euros in compensation.

15.01.2013 16:23

US court drops charges on Aaron Swartz days after his suicide
A federal court in Massachusetts has dismissed the hacking case against Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide on January 11 while facing decades behind bars and a $1 million fine.

14.01.2013 22:14

Egyptian court accepts appeal for ex-President Mubarak over life sentence, orders retrial
The Egyptian Court of Cassation granted ex-President Mubarak and his former security chief the right to appeal against their life sentences for the deaths of protesters and ordered their retrial. Mubarak will also be retried on corruption charges.

14.01.2013 06:55

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz commits suicide in midst of controversial trial
The co-founder of social news website Reddit committed suicide in New York City. Aaron Swartz was facing a possible sentence to decades in jail and a $1 million fine over the alleged theft of journal articles with intent to post them online.

12.01.2013 17:16

‘Guantanamo creates deep wounds’ – former detainees
Guantanamo Bay sends a disturbing signal to the world by regular use of torture, former detainees say. Speaking with RT, they shared painful memories and details of the day-to-day at the prison, which is famous for holding detainees without charge.

11.01.2013 16:10

Farmers demand an appeal in Monsanto GMO case
A group of farmers are in Washington, DC this week to demand that the federal court reconsiders a case against biotech giants Monsanto.

10.01.2013 20:25

Judge orders student to wear ‘Mark of the Beast’ ID badge
A federal judge has ruled that a 15-year-old Texas girl must wear an identification badge to her high school for monitoring purposes or else face suspension.

09.01.2013 18:35

Defense contractor awards Abu Ghraib torture victims meager $5 million settlement
A US contractor responsible for torturing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has paid 71 former detainees $5.28 million in compensation, a meager amount compared to similar cases in the US.

09.01.2013 17:55

NYC court rules 'stop and frisk' policy unconstitutional
In a victory for civil rights advocates, a New York City judge has deemed an important part of the city's controversial "stop and frisk" program unconstitutional. The program has long been criticized as an illegal abuse of law enforcement.

09.01.2013 02:14

Bradley Manning will be credited 112 days for horrendous stay at Quantico
The military judge presiding over the government’s prosecution of Private first class Bradley Manning agreed to take 112 days off the accused WikiLeaks source’s eventual sentence on grounds that he was subjected to unlawful pretrial punishment.

08.01.2013 21:14

Kuwait gives tweeter 2 years’ jail for 'criticizing' rulers
A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a youth activist for allegedly defaming the country’s ruling emir on Twitter. The opposition tweeter is the second person to fall foul of a recent government crackdown on social networking sites in Kuwait.

08.01.2013 08:56

'Anti-racists' take plea deal after assaulting Neo-Nazis in Illinois restaurant
Five self-proclaimed “anti-racists” have pleaded guilty to a slew of charges stemming from an assault waged last year on a group of white supremacists inside of an Illinois restaurant.

07.01.2013 21:57

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