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Saudi Arabia says 17 detained in sweeping crackdown

Rights groups earlier reported arrests of at least 11 people last month, mostly identified as women campaigners for the right to drive and to end the conservative Islamic country's male guardianship system.

LFL: Have commission to review suspected miscarriage of justice cases

Lawyers for Liberty says it is possible that hundreds of innocent people are in jail due to miscarriage of justice, and not everyone has the status or resources to ensure justice is done.

New AG could order fresh Altantuya murder probe, says ex-judge

Gopal Sri Ram says the conduct of the prosecution during the murder trial could be questioned.

Raped 10-year-old’s pregnancy fuels Argentina abortion debate

Current legislation allows terminations in the event of rape or danger to the mother's health, but in conservative Salta province, where the girl lives, abortion due to rape is permitted only during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Climate victims seek justice in the courtroom and on the street

The climate justice movement has been gaining traction around the world.

Twenty years on, victims of 1998 Indonesia violence still seek justice

Around 1,200 people were killed in the capital, mostly trapped in burning buildings, as mobs rampaged through the streets and attacked shops at the height of the Asian financial crisis in May 1998.

Ousted Najib must face justice, says Anwar

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim says due process will have to take place.

Lawyer: Make ex-cops crown witnesses in Altantuya murder case

Gurbachan Singh says the Selangor Pardons Board should grant Sirul Azhar Umar and Azilah Hadri clemency to allow them to cooperate with prosecutors.

Rule of law must prevail in any action against Najib, says...

The PKR de facto leader says retributive justice must be avoided.

Taiwan ex-leader Ma convicted in political leaks case

A Taiwanese court Tuesday found former president Ma Ying-jeou guilty in a political leaks case, his first conviction in a raft of lawsuits brought against him since he stepped down two years ago.

Ousted Philippine Supreme Court chief’s fall from grace

Maria Lourdes Sereno has achieved the dubious distinction of being the Philippines' first chief Supreme Court justice to be fired by her own colleagues.

Shaken by toddler’s rape death, Chile seeks to alter law on...

With the country in an uproar over the brutal rape and death of a toddler, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday backed plans to lift the statute of limitations on sex crimes against minors.

Lance Armstrong to pay $5m settlement in US fraud case, lawyer...

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million in order to settle the looming federal fraud case stemming from his drug-fuelled reign as king of the Tour de France, it was confirmed on Thursday.

Court yet to hear PPBM’s RoS review bid despite urgency request

PPBM lawyer Rosli Dahlan says the party has been told the court administration is having difficulty determining who can hear the matter.

Myanmar judge rejects request for dismissal of case against two jailed...

A judge on Wednesday rejected a request for dismissal of a case against two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar after being accused of possessing secret government papers.

Russia gulag historian walks free after child porn trial

A Russian gulag historian was on Thursday acquitted of child pornography charges and released in a move supporters hailed as a rare victory for the country's embattled rights activists.

PPBM deregistration: Gobind mulls citing RoS for contempt of court

Pakatan Harapan's court action to get the Registrar of Societies to register it as an opposition coalition has been scuttled because one of its members, PPBM, has been temporarily deregistered by the RoS, says Gobind Singh Deo.

Police kill unarmed man in New York, mistaking pipe for gun

New York police shot dead an African American man in Brooklyn on Wednesday after mistaking a piece of pipe he was holding for a gun.

Russia gulag historian awaits verdict in ‘sham’ trial

Experts, who last examined the pictures, came to a conclusion that they were not pornographic but the prosecution took issue with that finding.

Guan Eng: Fake news law and internet laws a rotten cocktail

The DAP secretary-general says the proposed fake news law combined with existing internet laws will drastically curtail freedom of expression, adding the probe into his action of singing an anti-GST song is a taste of things to come.

Zaid: If the world mocks Malaysia, it’s really mocking the Malays

The former minister says the nation is governed by Malays, and if things go wrong, the world will assume it is because the Malays can't handle it.

Ex-judge: Legal avenue still open to fight redelineation report

The appropriate remedy will be a declaration and injunction to restrain the prime minister from presenting the Election Commission’s report to the Dewan Rakyat, says Gopal Sri Ram.

Trump urges prison reform, not sentencing overhaul after pushback

In his State of Union address last month, Trump pledged to help give former prisoners a second chance, but he also consistently talks tough about handling drug dealers.

EC wins appeal to disallow inquiry into registration of army voters

High Court's decision to allow the complaint of 48 Segamat voters to be heard is wrong as the application for judicial leave was filed prematurely, says Court of Appeal.