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Observers say that the Hong Kong Legislative Council election will be a lot different this time from the previous one held in 2012. DW spoke to analyst Victoria Hui about what is at stake in the vote for HK and China.
EIPR argues that President’s decree to remove independent bodies’ heads poses threat to accountability, effective governance
Some argue decree is violation of the constitution, others say fulfils it
President reaffirms judicial independence
Decisions in line with legal amendments made by the president, allowing him to appoint university staff
Egyptian foreign ministry “strongly rejects” foreign comments on Al-Jazeera journalists’ sentencing; US calls on Al-Sisi to pardon sentenced defendants
Ukraine’s government estimates there are 25,000 people in Crimea like Anastasiya who want to flee the region after its Russian takeover.
The document was approved by all 85 deputies present in the 100-seat assembly, after a disputed referendum on Sunday in which Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to join Russia.
Yanukovych still enjoys Moscow’s recognition and remains a political wildcard who the Kremlin says is pushing for Russia’s immediate invasion of Ukraine in the most explosive east-west standoff since the Cold War.
Presidential decree mandates that the committee cannot publish its findings to the public
SCC president to take over, constitution to be stalled and a revolutionary commission to guide the regime
Judges commence their sit-in to protest intervention in the judiciary’s affairs
Chairman of the IAJ says lowering of maximum age violates international standards
President of the International Association of Judges arrives in Cairo to participate in conference
Cabinet releases statement amid controversy over amendments to Judiciary Law proposed to Shura Council
Port Said protests include demand for independence as a separate state, following example of December protests in other governorates
Members of the general prosecution are holding a meeting on Wednesday to discuss Tala’at Abdallah, the general prosecutor
Presidential spokesperson attempts to reassure public
President Mohamed Morsy recently said on Twitter, “respect for human rights in all dimensions: faith, culture, social, economic, and political must be a key component in all our work”. In another, he said, “we do not have minorities; all Egyptian citizens are treated equally.” I wonder if Mr President has read the news lately or …
Although President Morsy has commenced his first trip to China, which will be followed by a unique trip to Iran, most columnists across Egyptian newspapers have not touched upon the presidential trips. Opinion writers commented on the importance of Morsy’s independence from his Islamist group and some have warned against possible occurrences of violence and …