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Striking Swaziland Lawyers Plan ‘Alternate Courts’

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Striking lawyers in Swaziland say they will establish their own courts, following a bitter dispute with the country’s judiciary. Lawyers went on strike three weeks ago to demand the dismissal of Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi, whom they accuse of sexual and professional misconduct. The strike has virtually paralyzed Swaziland’s court system. Now the Swaziland Law […]

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Amnesty: China Targeting Human Rights Lawyers

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says China has increasingly subjected human rights lawyers to harassment, arbitrary detention and even physical abuse in an effort to stifle dissent. A report issued Thursday by the human rights watchdog outlines the steps Chinese authorities have taken to silence human rights lawyers, including suspending or revoking licenses to prevent them from representing […]

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