Terror financing laws limited by burden of proof

| Aug 29, 2016

Terror financing laws limited by burden of proof

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Last month it was revealed that a Bangladeshi former associate professor at Kyoto's Ritsumeikan University was wanted by police for his suspected involvement in the Dhaka terrorist attack that killed 20 people in a cafe, including seven Japanese. Mohammad Saifullah Ozaki had been teaching ...

Sep 26, 2015

U.N. migrants expert delays Australia visit over gag law

A U.N. human rights expert says he has postponed his visit to Australia because the government has refused to suspend a law criminalizing the disclosure of "protected information" about detention centers. The U.N. special investigator on migration, Francois Crepeau, said in a statement late Friday ...

Japan eases late-night restrictions on dance clubs

Jun 17, 2015

Japan eases late-night restrictions on dance clubs

The Diet revised the adult entertainment business law on Wednesday to enable dance clubs to operate past midnight if they meet certain conditions. The revision came after individuals from the music industry such as performer and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, a prominent lobbyist, launched a campaign ...

Mar 4, 2015

China says NGOs need regulating for 'national security reasons'

China needs to better regulate foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO) operating in the country for national security reasons, an official said on Wednesday, as the government drafts a law that has unnerved many aid groups. Fu Ying, spokeswoman for China's largely rubber-stamp parliament, said she understood ...

With vote to curb immigration, Swiss roil Europe

/ Feb 11, 2014

With vote to curb immigration, Swiss roil Europe

The choice by Swiss voters to impose new curbs on immigration is sending shock waves through the European Union. The bloc's leaders warn it violates the "sacred principle" of freedom of movement and politicians worry about its impact on other anti-immigration pushes. Here's a ...