Farmers in India’s Rajasthan Sit Neck-Deep in Mud to Protest Forceful Land Acquisition

Farmers in India’s Rajasthan Sit Neck-Deep in Mud to Protest Forceful Land Acquisition

Since October 2, 2017, more than 50 farmers in Jaipur, in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, have launched an innovative protest, taking turns to sit in pits buried up to their waist in mud. The protesters accuse the state government of forcibly acquiring their land, after providing them inadequate compensation. They want the current acquisition […]

Bangladeshi Diplomat Arrested for Labor Trafficking

Bangladeshi Diplomat Arrested for Labor Trafficking

Viewers of crime dramas could be forgiven for believing the oft-repeated but inaccurate assertion that diplomats in foreign countries have immunity from the prosecution of all crimes. They do not only those crimes committed in the dispensing of their official duties. A diplomat cannot, for example, commit murder and then claim they have diplomatic immunity. The […]