Court fixes April 10 for fmr Gov Shema’s Trial
15 February 2018 | 4:58 am
Court fixes April 10 for fmr Gov Shema's Trial.
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They’ve come to be known as the Hong Kong 47. A group of prominent activists, former lawmakers and student leaders went on trial this week, accused of trying to topple the pro-Beijing government. Most of them, including Benny Tai and Joshua Wong, have been detained since their arrests two years ago.
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The nine US Supreme Court justices will hear arguments in two cases opposing individuals to large internet platforms this week. In both of them, the plaintiffs are the families of terror attack victims, who argue that internet giants should be held responsible for the content on their platforms.
The defendant has been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison over an attack that killed four people. Germany's rule of universal jurisdiction allows it to try people for crimes committed abroad.
A French court has rejected a demand to suspend a controversial oil and gas project largely owned by energy giant TotalEnergies in East Africa. But a lesson could be drawn from the verdict.
Nigeria’s Obi to challenge election result in court.
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The Chinese Communist Party is expected to unveil its lowest economic growth target in decades amid an ongoing slump in the country's real estate market. Also on the show: Mexico plans food tariff cuts to confront high inflation, and Franco-Angolan business ties take centre stage as President Emmanuel Macron visits Luanda.
Hong Kong has undergone dramatic changes since the imposition of the national security law in the summer of 2020. Many pro-democracy politicians and activists have been arrested.
The country's top court ordered the government to extend a deadline for citizens to swap old bills for new ones. A judge said the president had behaved like a "dictator" in his rush to carry out the banknote redesign.
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