Lawyer from Osaka first Japanese to join U.N. child rights panel

Jul 1, 2016

Lawyer from Osaka first Japanese to join U.N. child rights panel

Lawyer Mikiko Otani on Thursday became the first Japanese independent expert to be elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Otani, 51, and an Ethiopian candidate both garnered 152 votes, the highest among the nine experts elected to the committee. "I ...

/ Aug 7, 2015

China accuses prominent rights lawyer of inciting subversion

Police in China have accused a prominent human rights lawyer of inciting subversion and creating a disturbance, her lawyer said on Friday, paving the way for possible formal charges. Citing the need to buttress national security and stability, President Xi Jinping's administration has tightened government ...

Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden shot dead

Mar 18, 2015

Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden shot dead

A Pakistani lawyer under death threats for defending a doctor who helped CIA agents hunt al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead on Tuesday, police said, and two militant groups claimed responsibility. Samiullah Afridi represented Dr. Shakil Afridi, who was jailed in 2012 for ...