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Owen Bowcott

Owen Bowcott

    Facebook row: US data storage leaves users open to surveillance, court rules
    Facebook row: US data storage leaves users open to surveillance, court rules
    US data storage systems operated by Facebook and other digital operators do not provide customers with protection from state surveillance, the...
    Charles Taylor's sentence upheld at war crimes tribunal
    Charles Taylor's sentence upheld at war crimes tribunal
    The former Liberian president Charles Taylor has had his 50-year prison sentence for aiding and abetting war crimes in west Africa upheld at a...
    UK court dangles legal lifeline above Assange
    UK court dangles legal lifeline above Assange
    Charles Taylor: 'What I did was in honour'
    Charles Taylor: 'What I did was in honour'
    Convicted war criminal Charles Taylor has accused the international community of selectively targeting African heads of state with prosecutions but...
    Brutal warlord 'deserves' life in jail
    Brutal warlord 'deserves' life in jail
    Liberia's former president has been sentenced to 50 years in jail for being "in a class of his own" for war crimes committed during the civil war...
    Atrocities of colonial past haunt Britain again
    Atrocities of colonial past haunt Britain again
    Thousands of documents detailing some of the most shameful acts and crimes committed during the final years of the British Empire were systematically destroyed to prevent them falling into the hands of post-independence governments....
    UK rioters face harsh justice
    UK rioters face harsh justice
    Two men who posted messages on Facebook inciting other people to riot in their home towns during last week's upheavals in the United Kingdom have...
    Kenyans tortured in colonial times can sue British government
    Kenyans tortured in colonial times can sue British government
    Four Kenyans who claimed they were tortured at the hands of British colonial officials during the Mau Mau insurgency in the 1950s have won the...
    Internet freedom 'is a matter for the UN'
    Internet freedom 'is a matter for the UN'
    The United Nations should set up a commission to look at the conflicts between privacy and freedom of expression on the internet because the issue...
    LRA steps up attacks in northern DRC
    LRA steps up attacks in northern DRC
    Attacks by the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are spreading fear and the threat of famine through previously undisturbed tracts of the...
    A moving experience
    A moving experience
    The first priority for the new president, naturally, will be the court. Not the Supreme Court, but the basketball court. Where President Eisenhower...
    World battle for seabed
    World battle for seabed
    The race to exploit the last unexplored wildernesses on Earth is intensifying. Survey ships have been dispatched across the oceans, and marine...