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    Nuon Chea ignores court warning

    dpa, Published on 28/10/2014

    » PHNOM PENH — Former Khmer Rouge ideologue Nuon Chea has instructed his defence team in a letter made public Tuesday to maintain a boycott of his genocide trial in Cambodia, in defiance of a warning last week that they would be sanctioned if they do.

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    Supreme Court forces nationalism into movie theatres

    News, Noah Feldman, Published on 05/12/2016

    » Amid rising Hindu nationalism, the Supreme Court of India has ordered theatres to play the national anthem before films and directed moviegoers to stand at attention -- no excuses. The Indian constitution is a wonder of the world, but this decision undercuts free-speech and individual rights at a moment when the country can ill-afford it. The court, which has the final word in interpreting the constitution, can still reverse itself. And it should, because the court's job is to protect rights, not to impose duties and obligations when the legislature has not done so.

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    Malaysia activist convicted of sedition

    Published on 09/01/2015

    » KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian court on Friday convicted a political activist of sedition, the latest government critic found guilty under the controversial colonial-era law.

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    Myanmar bomber sentenced to death

    Published on 08/01/2015

    » YANGON — A Myanmar court sentenced a man to death on Thursday after finding him guilty of a 2013 bomb attack on a hotel that killed two people and wounded one, a police officer said.

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    Vagrant admits killing Dutch woman

    Published on 03/12/2014

    » PHNOM PENH — A 35-year-old vagrant told a Phnom Penh court he stabbed to death a Dutch woman and her baby in April, a news report said Wednesday.

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    Men jailed for Myanmar bus murders

    Published on 28/10/2014

    » YANGON — Myanmar has jailed seven men for lynching 10 Muslim bus passengers in an attack that sparked mass unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in the western state of Rakhine two years ago, authorities said Tuesday.

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    20 sentenced in Myanmar for trafficking boat people

    Published on 24/06/2015

    » Twenty members of a human trafficking ring, facing charges in connection with a migrant ship that was intercepted off the Arakan coast last month, were each handed five years in prison on Monday by a township court.

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    Yangon stunned by flag prank

    Published on 02/01/2015

    » The Yangon Division Justice Department has filed a report with police requesting them to investigate and take action against whoever hoisted the State of Burma flag on top of the Divisional High Court building in Yangon city centre on New Year’s Day.

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    Myanmar gives 153 Chinese life in jail for illegal logging

    Published on 22/07/2015

    » YANGON — A court in northern Myanmar has sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life in prison after convicting them of illegal logging in a case that has already strained relations with Beijing.

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    Chinese man drives car into students

    Published on 25/12/2012

    » BEIJING — A man angered by a court ruling in the murder of his daughter rammed a car loaded with a gas tank and firecrackers into a group of middle schoolers, injuring 13 in the country's latest attack on students.

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