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Tehran sues the United States in UN court over confiscated assets
The dispute involves Iranian assets frozen by the US, which the US Supreme Court said can be used to compensate US citizens harmed by Iranian-sponsored terrorism in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. Tehran rejects the claim, saying that the confiscation violates a 1955 US-Iranian friendship treaty.
Thaksin can return but his life is in danger, says government
The leader of the ruling military junta claims the authorities cannot protect him if he returns. The assets of the former PM’s and his wife worth more than US$ 1.6 billion are frozen. He calls the decision a political attack and vows to take legal action, if necessary at the international level.
Court in Rostov bans Jehovah’s Witnesses for being religious extremists
The court disbands the organisation, seizes its assets and bands all of its activities in the cities of Taganrog, Neklinov and Matveevo-Kurgan. The religious movement accuses the judges of violating religious freedom, and is set to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
04/04/2017 15:35:00 IRAQ
Organised crime seizing Christian assets in Baghdad, says Iraqi lawmaker
Yonadam Kanna warns that criminals are forging papers to get the courts to allow them to seize assets. The problem goes beyond houses, and touches land and businesses. The Christian lawmaker wants to government and the courts to end the problem and “restore legality”.
Eight people arrested for demanding party officials reveal their wealth
Lawyers and activists take to the streets with banners and launch online petitions asking that all the members of the Central Committee release a list of their wealth, something that Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping had already requested. Police detain activists for "disrupting the public order." But the problem of corruption in the Party remains.
Vatican budget still in the red with a € 25.6 million deficit for 2014
The Governorate of the Vatican City State, which is responsible for museums, the Vatican post office, commercial enterprises, etc., had instead a good year with a surplus of € 63.5 million. Net assets rose by € 939 million as a result of adjustments to count all the assets and liabilities for the 2014 fiscal year.
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