Iranian Director Mohammad Rasoulof Wins Special Jury Prize at Cannes for Film Highlighting Injustice Amid Personal and National Struggle

Cannes, France – Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, recently escaped from Iran, has been honored at the Cannes Film Festival with a special jury prize for his latest movie, which deep dives into the trials of a court investigator amid anti-government protests. Rasoulof, 51, faced with a harsh prison sentence in Iran, expressed his emotions through his film “The Seed of the Sacred Fig,” which spotlighted the plight of his team still facing pressures in Iran. In his heartfelt acceptance speech, Rasoulof dedicated his award to his courageous film crew in Iran, stressing the continued surveillance … Read more

Injustice and Neglect: $33 Million Damages Award Affirmed in Ottawa County Civil Rights Lawsuit

Miami, Oklahoma – A judge has upheld a $33 million damages award and denied a request for a new trial in a civil rights lawsuit centered around the death of a 26-year-old man at Ottawa County jail in 2015. U.S. District Judge Claire R. Kelly issued the ruling, rejecting motions from Ottawa County, which had been sued by the estate of Terral Ellis II. The jury had previously found that the medical care provided by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office violated Ellis’ constitutional rights. Ellis died on October 22, 2015, shortly after being taken to … Read more

Inequity and Injustice: Black Woman’s Lawsuit Against LSU Dismissed by All-White Jury in 3 Hours

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Sharon Lewis, a Black woman who was fired from Louisiana State University (LSU) after two decades in the athletics department, recently faced a dismissive all-white jury in her lawsuit against the university. Despite her slim odds, Lewis sought justice in U.S. District Court, seeking compensatory and emotional damages totaling $6.6 million for wrongful termination and retaliation due to her reporting of sexual harassment by a high-profile coach. Lewis, a former LSU student-athlete, had served as the assistant athletic director of football recruiting and alumni relations until her abrupt termination in 2021. … Read more

Injustice Behind Bars: Negligence Claims Another Life as Lawyer Dies in Egypt Prison

CAIRO, Egypt- A lawyer has tragically died in an Egyptian prison as a result of medical negligence. This incident has raised concerns regarding the conditions of detainees in the country’s penal system. The lawyer, whose name has not been released, was reportedly denied access to adequate medical care while incarcerated. Witnesses claim that the lawyer’s repeated requests for medical attention were ignored, leading to the deterioration of their health and ultimately resulting in their death. The news of this lawyer’s death has sparked outrage among human rights activists, who argue that this incident highlights the … Read more