22nd January - Law News

2221st Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Focus Video Story: Turkish police reportedly used pepper gas to disperse pro-Kurdish protesters in Istanbul, on Sunday. The protesters took to streets to demonstrate against the Turkish military actions against Kurdish forces in northern Syria. They were met by a heavy police presence. According to reports, at least 12 people were detained when scuffles broke out between protesters and police.

Focus of the Day Story: Fraud quadrupled in the charity sector and in the financial services sector last year, as reported cases reached an all-time high. Fraudsters seized £2.11bn last year, a rise of 538% on 2003 figures. And the rise in value was matched by a sharp increase in volume—there were 577 cases last year compared to just 212 in 2003. Full story - New Law Journal

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