Aug 20, 2015

Tougher penalties for sex crimes

The Justice Ministry is looking at increasing the minimum prison term for rape and making it possible to bring charges against sex crime suspects without a formal victim complaint.

Aug 18, 2015

Bangladesh arrests editor for 'defaming' minister

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they have arrested a senior journalist for “defaming” a government minister on Facebook, the latest in a series of cases that have sparked concern over freedom of speech. Probir Sikdar, editor of an online news portal, was arrested in Dhaka ...

Aug 11, 2015

No-fly list case could shed light on U.S. terror predictions

A court challenge over the difficult process for airline passengers to remove their names from the U.S. government’s list of suspected terrorists banned from flying is taking an unexpected twist, now focusing on the mysterious ways federal agents add passenger names to the no-fly ...

Aug 9, 2015

French 'anarchist cell' avoids terrorism charges

An alleged “anarchist cell” at the center of one of France’s most politically charged legal sagas is finally to be tried for sabotaging high-speed train lines. But in a major blow to police, who conducted a seven-year investigation into the group, the four will ...

Aug 5, 2015

China jails TV hacker for 12 years for anti-government messages

A Beijing technician who hacked into a Chinese cable television system has been jailed for 12 years, state media reported, after he broadcast denunciations of the ruling Communist party — including showing the Tiananmen Square “Tank Man” image. Wang Yibo accessed the cable feed ...