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July 18 2017

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Senator Larissa Waters resigns over dual citizenship

“The Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens has resigned from parliament after she revealed she still holds a dual citizenship with Canada. Waters' departure comes four days after former co-deputy Scott Ludlam resigned over similar citizenship issues.”

July 12 2017

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【Twitter】 蓮舫代表は戸籍を公開すべきではない

“2017年7月11日,台湾(中国)との二重国籍を巡り民進党の蓮舫代表が自身の戸籍を公表する意向を表明。内向きな対処でしかないが,その一般への余波を懸念してTL上でも様々な批判的意見が流れている。その中で自称・異邦人の自分の目に留まった「ファリードやす」さんの連投を見て,この件の「異常さ」を再確認した。ファリードやすさんの主張に完全に同意しつつ,なぜ自分が蓮舫氏の「政治的決断」を支持できないのかを自分のアイデンティティの問題として捉えて主張を連投。さらに民進・原口議員との議論もプラス”

June 17 2017

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治安維持法 - Wikipedia

“治安維持法の下、1925年(大正14年)から1945年(昭和20年)の間に70,000人以上が逮捕され、その10パーセントだけが起訴された。日本本土での検挙者は約7万人(『文化評論』1976年臨時増刊号)、当時の植民地の朝鮮半島では民族の独立運動の弾圧に用い、2万3千人以上が検挙された。

日本内地では純粋な治安維持法違反で死刑判決を受けた人物はいない。ゾルゲ事件で起訴されたリヒャルト・ゾルゲ尾崎秀実は死刑となったが、罪状は国防保安法違反と治安維持法違反の観念的競合とされ、治安維持法より犯情の重い国防保安法違反の罪により処断、その所定刑中死刑が選択された。そこには、死刑よりも『転向』させることで実際の運動から離脱させるほうが効果的に運動全体を弱体化できるという当局の判断があったともされている。ゾルゲ事件では他にも多くの者が逮捕されたにもかかわらず死刑判決を受けたのはゾルゲと尾崎だけだった。戦後ゾルゲ事件を調査したチャールズ・ウィロビーはそれまで持っていた日本に対する認識からするとゾルゲ事件の多くの被告人に対する量刑があまりにも軽かったことに驚いている[14]

とはいえ、小林多喜二横浜事件被疑者4名の獄死に見られるように、量刑としては軽くても、拷問や虐待で命を落とした者が多数存在する。日本共産党発行の文化評論1976年臨時増刊号では、194人が取調べ中の拷問・私刑によって死亡し、更に1503人が獄中で病死したと記述されている。

さらに、外地ではこの限りではなく、朝鮮では45人が死刑執行されている[15]。それ以外の刑罰も、外地での方が重い傾向にあったとされる[16]

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en.wikipedia.org: Public Security Preservation Law of 1925

The Public Security Preservation Law of 1925 (治安維持法?, Chian Iji Hō) was enacted on 12 May 1925, under the administration of Katō Takaaki, specifically against socialism and communism.[1] It was one of the most significant laws of pre-war Japan.

The main force behind the law was Minister of Justice (and future Prime Minister) Hiranuma Kiichirō.

Anyone who has formed an association with the aim of altering the kokutai or the system of private property, and anyone who has joined such an association with full knowledge of its object, shall be liable to imprisonment with or without hard labour, for a term not exceeding ten years.

By using the highly vague and subjective term kokutai, the law attempted to blend politics and ethics, but the result was that any political opposition could be branded as "altering the kokutai". Thus the government had carte blanche to outlaw any form of dissent.

Renewed activity by underground Japan Communist Party in 1928 led to the March 15 Incident, in which police arrested more than 1,600 Communists and suspected Communists under the provisions of the Public Safety Preservation Law of 1925. The same year, the highly anti-Communist government of Tanaka Giichi pushed through an amendment to the law, raising the maximum penalty from ten years to death.

A "Thought Police" section, named the Tokkō, was formed within the Home Ministry, with branches all over Japan and in overseas locations with high concentrations of Japanese subjects to monitor activity by socialists and Communists. A Student Section was also established under the Ministry of Education to monitor university professors and students. Within the Ministry of Justice, special "Thought Prosecutors" (shiso kenji) were appointed to suppress "thought criminals", either through punishment or through "conversion" back to orthodoxy via reeducation.

In the 1930s, with Japan's increasing militarism and totalitarianism, dissent was tolerated less and less. In early February 1941, the Security Preservation Law of 1925 was completely re-written. Terms for people suspected of Communist sympathies became more severe, and for the first time religious organizations were included in the purview of the Thought Police. In addition, the appeals court for thought crimes was abolished, and the Ministry of Justice given the right to appoint defense attorneys in cases of thought crime. The new provisions became effective on 15 May 1941.

From 1925 through 1945, over 70,000 people were arrested under the provisions of the Public Security Preservation Law of 1925, but only about 10% reached trial, and the death penalty was imposed on only two offenders, spy Richard Sorge and his informant Ozaki Hotsumi. The Public Safety Preservation Law of 1925 was repealed after the end of World War II by the American occupation authorities.

January 23 2015

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If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law.
— Henry David Thoreau (via Ⓐnarcho Queer)
Tags: Law Injustice
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October 15 2012

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Supporters of various religious parties hold images of Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri and chant slogans in support of Qadri, the gunman detained for the killing of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. (via Christian Post)

The blasphemy law, embedded in Sections 295 and 298 of the Pakistan Penal Code, is frequently misused to target religious minorities – Christians, Shi'as, Ahmadiyyas and Hindus – and allows Islamists to justify killings. Extremist Islamists believe that killing a "blasphemous" person earns a heavenly reward.

Last year, Punjab's Governor Salman Taseer was assassinated for his advocacy for Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi who had been convicted by a trial court for blasphemy. Two months later, Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian and Minister for Minority Affairs, was murdered for his criticism of the blasphemy law.

Just an accusation is enough to have a person arrested for blasphemy. There is no provision in the law to punish a false accuser or a false witness of blasphemy. Some local Muslims seek revenge by making an allegation against his or her adversary who is a non-Muslim. Many who are accused of blasphemy are killed by mobs extra-judicially.

June 25 2012

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