For the Poor, Bail Often Means Jail

  A Human Rights Watch study found that of those arrested in New York City in 2008 on non-felony charges where bail was set for $1,000 or less, 87 percent were unable to post bail. Nearly three-quarters of those incarcerated…

China Infringes on Religious Freedoms

On November 1, 2010, a new regulation tightening Chinese control over Tibetan monasteries entered into effect. According to Xinhua, the official news agency of China, the new “Management Measure for Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and Temples” prohibits foreign individuals and organizations…

Thailand in Trouble

In early October, the Thai government announced that it would extend the rule of emergency law in Bangkok and three other provinces adjacent to the capital for another three months. The Thai government’s April 2009 original enactment of an emergency…