And 2008 article by New York Magazine entitled The Emir of NYU reported that NYU president John Sexton has been promised a blank check to duplicate his university on a desert island in Abu Dhabi, leaving both campuses flush with petrodollars. This blank check is being used to expand the NYU campus in New York City by 6 million square feet by 2031. This NYU 2031 plan is hotly protested by 11 community groups with petitions and lawsuits. What these protesters have not done is link the funding of NYU 2031 to the blank check by the UAE government, who denies their women, laborers, and everyone else equal treatment or due process under the law. Citizens look at a model of Al Saadiyat Island.Photo: Reuters The cases are appalling: In 2013, 24-year-old Marte Deborah Dalelv from Norway was sentenced to 16 months jail after reporting an alleged rape at a business meeting in Dubai.
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Myanmar Reduces Penalties in Public Protest Law - ABC News
While the vociferous demand of BJP-ruled states like Goa, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Gujarat to repeal the law was unlikely to be met, sources said there could be significant changes in the existing act. The meeting may put Congress in a cleft-stick, given that its own state governments opposed important provisions that UPA had projected as a "fair deal" for farmers who have been at the receiving end of the outdated acquisition law of 1894. Maharashtra and Haryana opposed the retrospective application of the law as laid down while Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh protested against specific clauses.
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UPA?s land acquisition law likely to be overhauled with many states seeking recast - The Times of India
"We will wait and see how the amendment affects us," said Win Cho, who was released from jail Tuesday after serving a three-month sentence for a past violation. He is currently on trial for another violation, after participating in a candlelight protest against an electricity rate hike in April. "I will know the weakness of the law only when I apply for another protest," he said.
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