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Russia Expands Treason Law

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law expanding the definition of treason, a move critics say gives the government broad authority to brand anyone a traitor. The law went into effect Wednesday — despite a promise by Mr. Putin on Monday that he would review the measure. Previous legislation described high treason as […]

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Russia’s Upper House Passes Treason Bill

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved a controversial new draft law on treason that would make it a crime to give harmful information to foreign-based nongovernmental organizations. The Federation Council passed the measure Wednesday. That move clears the way for President Vladimir Putin to sign it into law, as he is expected to do. […]

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Russia’s Upper House Passes Treason Bill

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved a controversial new draft law on treason that would make it a crime to give harmful information to foreign-based nongovernmental organizations. The Federation Council passed the measure Wednesday. That move clears the way for President Vladimir Putin to sign it into law, as he is expected to do. […]

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EU Expresses Concern About Russia Treason Law

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has expressed concern about Russia’s new legislation which broadens the definition of treason. Ashton’s office issued a statement Thursday, saying that “the new law would expand the scope for prosecution of and reduce the burden of proof for charges of treason and espionage.” Current law describes high treason […]

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Mandela Assassination Plotter Convicted of Treason

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The leader of a 2002 plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela and push blacks out of South Africa has been found guilty of treason. Mike du Toit, a former university lecturer who headed a militia known as the Boeremag, was convicted Thursday by the high court in North Gauteng province. The militia supported apartheid, the now-defunct […]

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Chinese Police Chief in Bo Drama Faces Treason Trial

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Hong Kong newspaper says the former Chinese provincial police chief who triggered China’s biggest political scandal in two decades will be tried for treason as early as next month. The South China Morning Post, citing unnamed sources, reported Monday that a special legal team has been established for the trial of former Chongqing police […]

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