Law / Advocacy
Aaron Swartz Hackathon This Weekend Is Your Chance To Hack for a Better World This weekend marks the third annual Aaron Swartz Day hackathon, and a chance for you to meet up with other people working to use technology to make the world a better place. Once again, cities around the world will host two days of meetups.
Reading the daily press as we do, we were surprised to see that our MPs are currently arguing over the price of the new, biometric national IDs. About the price, yes. It's only glossed over that those ID cards are going to be biometric.
Conscientious Objector Haluk Selam Tufanlı was arrested today, 4th of December, for his refusal to serve in the armed forces. 3533 interviewed Faika Deniz Paşa, member of the Conscientious Objection Initiative in Cyprus, and Öncel Polili, Haluk's lawyer. http://youtu.
The Independent National Human Rights Commission published their findings after the investigation of police actions surrounding the raid of LGBT-themed photo exhibition late last month. The report is signed by Ombudswoman Eliza Savvidou, and it heavily condemns the police.
Cyprus News Roundup is a new 3533 feature. Every week our team of volunteering editors will compile a summary of less covered news from the whole spectrum of the socio-political landscape of the island. Don’t forget to check 3533 every weekend.
The nation’s capital just got a step closer to loosening its marijuana laws. Under the current law, someone caught with a joint in Washington, D.C., can be arrested and jailed for six months. But on Tuesday, the District council voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would eliminate criminal penalties for possessing a small amount of the drug. If Mayor Vincent Gray and Congress both support the bill, as expected, individuals stopped with an ounce or less of marijuana would face a $25 fine at most.
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By Constantinos Psillides A 35-YEAR-OLD lawyer is suing the state for her right to smoke and grow cannabis, arguing that each person should be allowed to choose what they put in their body and claiming that using cannabis was part of her religion. The case has been filed with the Nicosia district court.