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Judge blocks deportation of Indonesian Christians

International | Many of the immigrants came to the United States in the 1990s
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/06/18, 04:12 pm

A U.S. federal judge last week temporarily halted the deportation of 50 Indonesian Christians in New Jersey who argue they could face persecution if they return to their homeland. The ruling is the latest in an ongoing case that is similar to others around the world.

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Hong Kong frees pro-democracy leaders

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/06/18, 10:49 am

Hong Kong’s highest court on Tuesday overturned the prison sentences of three young pro-democracy activists in a surprise ruling, but the Court of Final Appeal warned of tougher punishments for any future dissent. A panel of five judges sided with Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow in their appeal of their monthslong prison sentence for unlawful assembly. Their demonstration in September 2014 kicked off 2½ months of protests called the Umbrella Movement.

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Oppression, opposition grapple in Kenya

International | Courts order TV signals restored after protesters stage fake inauguration
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/02/18, 02:10 pm

KENYA: The Supreme Court ordered the government to restore transmission of three television stations taken off the air to prevent coverage of protests.

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