Daily Archives: May 31, 2022

Transgender person has every right to choose gender: Odisha High Court orders family pension for trans woman

The Odisha High Court recently held that transgender persons have the right to choose their own gender and are entitled to avail family pension benefits that accrue accordingly [Kantaro Kondagari @ Kajol v State of Odisha & Ors]. Justice AK Mohapatra held so in consonance with the law laid down by the Supreme Court in NALSA v. Union of… Read More »

Peru Prosecution Office investigates corruption allegations against President Pedro Castillo

Peru’s Prosecution Office Sunday launched an investigation into the activities of Peru President Pedro Castillo. The investigation will look into alleged crimes including, “criminal organization, aggravated influence peddling, and aggravated collusion[.]” The Prosecution Office also stated that investigation into these crimes may uncover others. Peruvian prosecutors initially confined their investigation to former Minister of Transport and Communications Juan… Read More »

Former Egypt presidential candidate sentenced to 15 years in prison Casey McGowan

An Egyptian emergency court Sunday sentenced former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh to 15 years in prison for “spreading false news” and undermining state security. Aboul Fotouh along with several prominent figures from the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization were also accused of plotting to overthrow the state, according to Reuters.