Category: trial

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UAE rights activist Ahmed Mansoor achieve on trial in Abu Dhabi

The trial of an Emirati human rights activist, who was arrested after falling foul of the country’s cybercrime laws, has started in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi.  Ahmed Mansoor was arrested on March 20 last year after authorities accused him of using his social media accounts to publish “false information” and “spread hatred and sectarianism”.…

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Charlottesville: Overwhelmed sunless man to stand trial on Friday

Activists in Charlottesville are calling on authorities to drop the charges against DeAndre Harris, an African American beaten by at least six white nationalist demonstrators at the August 12 Unite the Right rally. A video of Harris’s beating went viral in the days following the white nationalist rally, prompting an outcry. Harris was initially charged…

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Turkey: Opposition Cumhuriyet journalists released pending trial

Two Turkish journalists from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper have been released after spending over a year behind bars during a trial involving “terror”-related charges. Cumhuriyet’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and investigative reporter Ahmet Sik were ordered to be freed pending trial by the presiding judge on Friday, after a marathon day-long hearing. They later walked free…