Jul 26, 2015

Bar federation condemns China's detention of lawyers

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has condemned the recent detention of hundreds of human rights lawyers in China. In a statement Friday, the federation said it is “deeply concerned” by the reported mass detentions. The text was issued in the name of the ...

Mar 11, 2015

Japanese man held, released by Kurds in northern Iraq

A Japanese man was temporarily detained as a suspicious person by authorities in the Kurdish autonomous zone in northern Iraq in early March in the third such case since February, the Japanese Embassy in Iraq said Wednesday. The man has already been released and ...

Oct 7, 2014

Iran frees wife of detained Washington Post journalist

Iran has released an Iranian journalist arrested almost three months ago with her husband, the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, U.S. and Iranian officials said Monday. Rezaian, who holds dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship, remains in custody but Yeganeh Salehi was freed on bail last ...

Jul 17, 2014

Swedish court upholds detention order for Assange

A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder that has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years. Assange’s defense team said it would ...

China holding three workers, Marubeni says

Apr 24, 2014

China holding three workers, Marubeni says

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Three employees at one of Marubeni Corp.’s grain trading units in China have been detained by authorities, the trading house said Thursday, a move sources said was prompted by allegations it evaded taxes on soybean imports. The employees worked at a Chinese unit of ...