Category Archives: Justice

Rare sedition charge gains interest after Capitol attack

NEW YORK — A Civil War-era sedition law being dusted off for potential use in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was last successfully deployed a quarter-century ago in the prosecution of Islamic militants who plotted to bomb New

12 Pakistani police fired for not protecting Hindu temple

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani authorities sacked a local police chief and 11 other policemen for failing to protect a Hindu temple that was set on fire and demolished last month by a mob led by hundreds of supporters of a

Cambodian labour leader’s trial for border remarks begins

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The trial of a Cambodian labour union leader charged with inciting social unrest opened in Phnom Penh on Friday, part of a large-scale legal offensive by the government against its critics. Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian

Supreme Court to examine limits on conditional sentencing

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will examine the constitutionality of a law that prevented a judge from allowing an offender to avoid jail by imposing a conditional sentence for certain crimes. The top court has agreed to review an

Supreme Court to examine limits on conditional sentencing

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will examine the constitutionality of a law that prevented a judge from allowing an offender to avoid jail by imposing a conditional sentence for certain crimes. The top court has agreed to review an

Alleged Montreal synagogue vandal charged with attempted arson, uttering threats

MONTREAL — A 28-year-old man has been charged with trying to commit arson and for uttering threats after a major synagogue in Montreal was defaced Wednesday with anti-Semitic graffiti. Adam Riga, 28, of Montreal, appeared in court Thursday by video con...

Police don’t have power to randomly stop people over Ontario stay-at-home order

TORONTO — A stay-at-home order went into effect in Ontario on Thursday but the government said police would not have the authority to randomly stop residents on the street to ensure compliance.  The measure, imposed in an effort to bring down

Opposition party calls for changes to Quebec curfew after homeless people ticketed

MONTREAL — Quebec's second opposition party is calling for people experiencing homelessness to be exempt from the government-imposed curfew. Alexandre Leduc, a member of Quebec solidaire, said Wednesday his party is concerned after hearing reports that...

Lawyer, others arrested by Hong Kong national security unit

Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested a lawyer and 10 others on suspicion of helping 12 Hong Kong activists try to flee the city, media reported. The fresh wave of arrests comes a week after 55 activists were apprehended in the

Ex-Michigan governor faces 2 charges in Flint water scandal

LANSING, Mich. — Two years after leaving office, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is facing charges of wilful neglect of duty in the Flint water crisis as prosecutors revisit how the city's water system was contaminated with lead during one