Stories about Legal Threats from June, 2015
"Everyday my cellmates would eagerly wait for that light to dissipate, knowing that another day has passed, and they’re one day closer to attaining their freedom."
"Warnings, intimidations, arrest and torture have not stopped me from exercising my free speech rights," says Abel Wabela, one of Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers who have been jailed since April 2014.
Arrested for Criticizing a Former Prime Minister, Singaporean Teen Blogger Amos Yee is Now Being Evaluated for Autism
Amos Yee was arrested last March after he uploaded a YouTube video criticizing Lee Kuan Yew. After several rounds of court hearings, authorities have decided to evaluate Yee for autism.
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Police Shootings, Helicopter Crashes, and Bystanders with Cameras: Weighing the Rights of “Accidental Journalists”
The rise in eye-witness documentation of police violence in the United States raises many interesting questions about the rights of witnesses and the public interest value of their work.
"I think of your particular fate and wonder how any of us who are free continue to go about our lives as if there’s nothing to lose."
According to Amnesty International, the 16-year old Amos Yee is the youngest prisoner of conscience in the world today.
Robert Shaka, a Ugandan IT specialist, is in jail for allegedly running the controversial TVO-Uganda Facebook page. But multiple sources, including TVO-Uganda, say Shaka has been wrongly accused.
Local legal experts suspect that authorities are exploiting Hong Kong's cybercrime laws in an effort to suppress political speech online.