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Russia expands treason law, critics fear crackdown
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MOSCOW (AP) - Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor. The law took... Read More

Lawyer: Bahrain overturns activist's Twitter case
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MANAMA Bahrain (AP) - A Bahrain judge on Thursday overturned a conviction against a prominent human rights campaigner for posting alleged anti-government comments on social media, but the activist remained jailed while appealing another prison sentence... Read More

Critic of Jordan's king faces possible prosecution
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

AMMAN Jordan (AP) - Prominent Jordanian political analyst and government critic Labib Kamhawi said Wednesday that he may face prosecution and even jail for inciting revolt and defaming Jordan's King Abdullah II, but he denied any wrongdoing and... Read More