The cop won’t be charged. But does the deceased’s family have any rights in the criminal justice system?
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The law criminalizes any mention of “nontraditional sexual relations”—unless it’s hate speech, which will be perfectly legal.
Domestic violence and sex-selective abortion are rife in Armenia, and efforts to solve these problems are often branded as a threat to the country’s ancestral heritage.
Young people of color face particularly long odds when dealing with courts and police, from sexual abuse in prison to cops assuming they’re guilty until proven innocent.
Join us for a screening of Riot from Wrong, an award-winning documentary about the 2011 London riots triggered by the police shooting of a young man of color.
A welcome recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union is likely to make it harder for governments to deny political asylum to applicants facing persecution for their sexual orientation.