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Millions wasted on needless prison remand, govt figures reveal
UK courts wasted an estimated £230 million of taxpayers’ money last year by needlessly locking people up on remand, figures published by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal.

18.08.2014 08:26

UK must stop selling weapons to Israel or face legal action – anti-war group
The UK government is being taken to court over its continuing multi-million pound program of selling arms to Israel after claims they could have been used in Gaza. Unless it stops, its issuing of licenses to arms manufacturers will be legally challenged.

17.08.2014 08:56

Texas Gov. Perry rejects power abuse indictment as ‘politically motivated’
Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential Republican Presidential candidate in 2016, has announced that he will fight allegations of power abuse against him, calling the accusations a political move that rips away the very fabric of the US constitution.

17.08.2014 01:20

Russian MP’s son to remain in custody in Seattle until hacking trial
A US federal judge in Seattle has refused to release on a $1 million bond Russian citizen Roman Seleznyov, who is accused of hacking credit cards’ data. A son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, Seleznyov will remain in custody until trial.

16.08.2014 06:04

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power
Texas Governor and former presidential candidate Rick Perry has been indicted for allegedly abusing his power by vetoing state funding for the government watchdog group charged with investigating corruption and police scandals.

15.08.2014 22:59

Suspected jihadist teenager leaves Australia in security error
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he's “not happy” that a suspected 19-year old jihadist managed to slip through airport security on his brother’s passport and fly to the Middle East, before he was picked up in the UAE.

15.08.2014 18:37

Ferguson cops beat innocent man, then charged him with bleeding on their uniforms
The officer-involved shooting death of teenager Michael Brown this week and the subsequent protests across the United States have rekindled interest in another case of alleged excessive force blamed on the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department.

15.08.2014 16:35

100,000-petition urges US to drop legal action vs Pulitzer-winning journalist
A petition with over 100,000 signatures backing Pulitzer-winning journalist James Risen was handed to the Department of Justice in Washington, urging an end to legal action against him for refusing to reveal a source about a CIA operation in Iran.

15.08.2014 15:38

​Pot-laced products ruled constitutional for medical purposes in Canada
A British Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that it is unconstitutional to forbid licensed medical marijuana users from possessing edibles and creams made with cannabis extract. Now the Canadian Parliament has a year to rewrite its regulations.

15.08.2014 02:20

After Magnitsky: Dead lawyer’s boss Browder and his legal hurdles – now in US
William Browder is a former Magnitsky boss and a vocal anti-Kremlin campaigner whose claims are believed to be the only evidence in a Russian money laundering case in NY. However, he is “fighting hard” to avoid testifying in US court, lawyers say.

14.08.2014 18:57

Muslim Americans sue feds over placement on terrorist watchlist
A group of five Muslim American men included on the watchlist of suspected terrorists maintained by the United States government filed a federal complaint on Thursday this week contesting their placement.

14.08.2014 20:42

Pulitzer Prize winners demand DOJ stops threatening New York Times journalist with jail
A coalition of 14 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists issued statements this week in support of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who faces possible imprisonment for refusing to disclose the identity of a source to the United States government.

13.08.2014 15:49

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