Category Archives: Legal Judicial

Day Laborers Feel Pandemic Pain as Jobs Dry Up

BERKELEY, CALIF. – Before the coronavirus pandemic began, Julio Castro’s days began at 6:30 a.m. with a long walk to the parking lot of a Home Depot, hoping someone would hire him to do jobs like yard work or painting.…

In Chechnya, Message to Press Is Clear: Journalists Are Not Welcome or Safe

Former rebel fighter-turned-president Ramzan Kadyrov has made it clear that independent journalism will not be tolerated in Chechnya: a message that appears to come with the Kremlin’s blessing.
Irritated at criticism of his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kadyrov in …

Mozambique: Cabo Delgado Fog of War: Massacres by Both Sides & Press Restrictions

Information has only come out in the past week about the massacres two weeks ago by the insurgents in Xitaxi, which killed 50-70, mostly young men, and in a series of attacks on civilian boats by the military on Ibo …

Mozambique: Ibo ‘Police State’

“Security forces turning Ibo Island into murderous police state, locals say,” was the Zitamar (23 Apr) headline. Arriving boats were attacked on 12, 16 and 21 April, with estimates of civilians killed ranging from 18 to 48.

In an unusually …

Mozambique: Police Sold 100kg of Seized Drugs on Black Market

Over 100kg of the 430kg of heroin and methamphetamine seized last year in Cabo Delgado was stolen by police officers in Pemba, which continued until the remaining drugs were taken to a secret warehouse. The drugs in question were intended …

Mozambique: LAM Embezzlement Case Comes to Court

Maputo — The Maputo City Court on Monday began the trial of the former Chairperson of the Executive Commission of Mozambique Airlines (LAM), Antonio Pinto, and two others on charges of embezzling 50 million meticais (about 770,000 US dollars, at …