Tag: illegal

Dec 07 2017

35 Men On Anti-Piracy Ship Acquitted By Indian Appeals Court Of Illegally Possessing Arms

The Chennai Six. Top row from left to right: Ray Tindall, Nick Dunn, Nick Simpson. Bottom row: John Armstrong, Billy Irving, Paul Towers.

Thirty-five men convicted in 2016 of illegally possessing arms after their anti-piracy ship was seized off India’s coast in 2013, have had their convictions overturned and been released from prison. The MV Seaman Guard Ohio (“Seaman Guard”) is a 150-foot long patrol vessel. It is owned by AdvanFort, a U.S. maritime security company that provides …

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Apr 17 2017

Cecilia Becomes First Non-Human Person Freed By Habeas Corpus From Illegal Imprisonment

Cecilia, the Argentine female chimpanzee freed after having her habeas corpus petition granted.

Cecilia, a chimpanzee in Argentina, has become the first non-human person in the world freed from illegal imprisonment by the granting of a writ of habeas corpus. On April 5, 2017 Cecilia arrived at the Sanctuary of Large Apes in Sorocaba, Brazil. She was transported from the zoo in Mendoza, Argentina were a judge ruled …

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Feb 27 2017

Ildar Dadin Has Three-Strikes Illegal Protesting Conviction Overturned

Supporters of Ildar Dadin protest his imprisonment by releasing balloons with his picture on them in Moscow, Russia.

Russia’s Supreme Court has overturned Ildar Dadin’s conviction for illegal protesting. On February 22, 2017 the Court ruled the prosecution introduced insufficient evidence to prove he violated illegal protesting law Article 212.1. In the summer of 2014 Russia’s Parliament passed Criminal Code Article 212.1 that concerned crimes related to unsanctioned public protests. The law included …

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