News Archive May 2021

May 29, 2021

10 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy protesters sentenced to jail JURIST – News – Legal News & Commentary

The Hong Kong District Court has sentenced 10 pro-democracy activists to jail on charges under the new national security law Friday. The activists were charged with several unauthorized a [...]

May 27, 2021

US House Foreign Affairs Committee chair introduces diplomacy act to challenge China JURIST – News – Legal News & Commentary

Chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Gregory Meeks (D-NY) introduced a bill on Tuesday to reinvigorate American leadership and engagement to respond to challenges presented by the People’s Republic of China. The [...]

May 26, 2021

DOJ releases part of Russian probe internal memo, seeks to block release of full document JURIST – News – Legal News & Commentary

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday released a part of an internal memo that was used in 2019 by former Attorney General William Barr in his decision not to prosecu [...]

May 25, 2021

UN demands immediate release of Belarusian journalist and girlfriend after forced aircraft landing JURIST – News – Legal News & Commentary

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has demanded the immediate release Tuesday of Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega aft [...]

May 25, 2021

US Secretary of State condemns Belarus’ Lukashenko over journalist arrest JURIST – News – Legal News & Commentary

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the actions of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko Sunday in detaining opposition journalist Roman Protasevich. Lukashenko’s s [...]

May 10, 2021

Amnesty reinstates ‘prisoner of conscience’ status for Alexei Navalny JURIST – News – Legal News & Commentary

Amnesty International on Friday announced its decision to re-designate Alexei Navalny, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opposition criti [...]