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February 27, 1999 | Reuters
Cuba plans to try in Havana on Monday the island's four best-known dissidents, whose 19-month imprisonment has been a focus of international pressure on Fidel Castro's Communist government, relatives said Friday. State security officials confirmed that the four dissidents, who were charged with sedition after openly calling for democratic changes to Cuba's one-party system, would be tried at Havana's Provincial Court, family members told Reuters. "The news made me cry.
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WORLD
August 16, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim
Iran's opposition leader today announced the formation of a new political front aimed at continuing the struggle against what he described as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's illegitimate government and maintaining the grassroots political movement unleashed by the nation's disputed June elections. Defying the threats by hard-liners to have him tried for sedition, Mir-Hossein Mousavi declared the creation of "The Green Path of Hope" as an attempt to institutionalize the political movement built on his presidential campaign and the outrage that followed the disputed results and the ensuing violent crackdown.
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NEWS
February 1, 1996 | Reuters
The former commander of crack special warfare troops that crushed a South Korean civil revolt in the city of Kwangju in 1980 was arrested on sedition charges along with two other people Wednesday. Chung Ho Yong was held in custody overnight with Hur Sam Soo and Hur Hwa Pyong. All three are lawmakers. Chung commanded elite troops trained for combat with North Korea when they were dispatched to Kwangju to suppress a rebellion against martial law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2008 | Associated Press
John W. Powell, a journalist tried for sedition for writing 1950s articles in which Chinese officials alleged that the United States had used biological weapons in North Korea, has died. He was 89. He died Dec. 15 of complications from pneumonia in a San Francisco hospital, according to his son, Thomas Powell. The highly publicized case dragged on for five years and made Powell himself the subject of headlines, before the government dropped all charges.
NEWS
March 11, 1996 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a trial reopening one of the most traumatic chapters in South Korea's history, former Presidents Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Tae Woo today denied charges of sedition in a 1979 mutiny that led to a bloody civilian massacre. Attorneys for the two men argued that the arrest of the army's then-chief of staff, Chung Seung Hwa, on Dec. 12, 1979, was a step necessary for the investigation of President Park Chung Hee's assassination two months earlier.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Oliver L. North, the former National Security Council aide who played a key role in the Iran-Contra affair, on Wednesday joined the growing opposition to rapper Ice T's controversial "Cop Killer" song, calling on governors in all 50 states to bring criminal proceedings against Time Warner Inc. for distributing the record.
NEWS
May 7, 1996 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan on Monday told a court trying him for sedition that he was not responsible for the use of troops to violently suppress a 1980 pro-democracy protest in the city of Kwangju. "The deployment of troops is done through the normal line of command," Chun testified in answer to prosecution questioning. "I was in charge of intelligence. It was not a matter for me to be involved in."
NEWS
August 14, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside in the rain, masked Muslim zealots recently prepared for their nightly raids, chanting "Fight! Fight!" and "Kill them! Kill them!" as they loaded shotguns and other weapons into their cars. But inside the Gatesville Mosque that evening, Nadthmie Edries cautioned a reporter not to worry about a seemingly greater threat than the vigilantes' clashes with local gangs and drug dealers.
NEWS
January 23, 1996 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former South Korean presidents Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Tae Woo, along with six former army generals, were indicted today on sedition charges in a 1980 massacre in the city of Kwangju.
NEWS
December 19, 1990 | Reuters
Opposition deputies punched police, screamed insults and hurled books Tuesday in Taiwan's Parliament in protest over the jailing of a well-known dissident. As alarm bells sounded, Parliament Speaker Liang Su-yung called at least 50 uniformed police officers into the room in a vain effort to halt disruptions by members of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party.
NATIONAL
December 30, 2005 | Maurice Possley, Chicago Tribune
On April 23, 1918, with the U.S. in the depths of World War I, Fred Rodewald, a German immigrant homesteader who had settled with his family on 320 acres in eastern Montana, uttered a sentence that forever changed his life. He suggested that Americans "would have hard times" if Germany's Kaiser "didn't get over here and rule this country." That remark earned him two years in prison for violating Montana's Sedition Act.
BOOKS
October 24, 2004 | Herbert Mitgang, Herbert Mitgang, a fellow of the Society of American Historians, is the author of "Dangerous Dossiers: Exposing the Secret War Against America's Greatest Authors" and most recently "Newsmen in Khaki: Tales of a World War II Soldier Correspondent."
So rich in material is "Perilous Times," a chronicle of the tribulations of the 1st Amendment in wartime, that this scholarly yet highly readable book amounts to an anecdotal history of the United States itself, from the Founding Fathers to the present. Its author, Geoffrey R. Stone, a law professor at the University of Chicago and one of our foremost scholars on constitutional law, has written, with knowing passion, a cautionary tale for our times.
WORLD
May 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
The vice president of Fiji was charged today with involvement in the nationalist coup that toppled the South Pacific nation's democratic government three years ago. Police security was tight around a courtroom in the capital, Suva, as Jope Seniloli arrived to be formally charged with taking unlawful oaths to commit a capital offense and to engage in sedition.
WORLD
November 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's home state will soon install recording devices in mosques to monitor anti-government sermons, an official said Monday. All mosques in the northern state of Kedah will have voice-recording equipment installed, and video cameras will be placed in venues where imams are suspected of straying from religious texts, said Kedah's chief minister, Syed Razak Syed Zain.
NEWS
December 29, 2000 | Associated Press
Thirteen months after convicting him, a Chinese court has sentenced a veteran dissident to four years in prison for circulating a political tract and calling for public mourning of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, his lawyer said Thursday. The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court on Wednesday sentenced Jiang Qisheng for the sedition conviction it issued in November 1999, lawyer Mo Shaoping said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Image is everything, and this isn't good for the new leader's image. Here it is, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, and a dead body lies rotting in Pershing Square. It's the body of Polyneices, denied burial by the new ruler of the land, the media-mogul-turned-politician Krayon. (Think Bill Gates or Rupert Murdoch after one too many antitrust lawsuits.) Antigone, sister of Polyneices, knows what she must do.
NEWS
February 16, 1988
Tight security was in place in Fort Smith, Ark., for the opening today of the federal trial of 14 reputed white supremacists who face charges of seditious conspiracy and plotting to assassinate federal officials. The men are charged in a 1983 plot to overthrow the government and establish a white nation in the Pacific Northwest.
NEWS
April 9, 1989
Two Sikhs named as conspirators in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and to destabilize India were arrested in Bombay, the United News of India reported. Dalip Singh, 55, and Jagmohan Singh Tony, 35, lecturers at Bombay colleges, were among five people formally charged with sedition and waging war against the country. Two others, Attinder Pal Singh and Simranjit Singh Mann, are in detention, and the fifth was charged posthumously. Gandhi was shot dead at her home in New Delhi on Oct. 31, 1984, by two Sikh bodyguards.
NEWS
February 27, 1999 | Reuters
Cuba plans to try in Havana on Monday the island's four best-known dissidents, whose 19-month imprisonment has been a focus of international pressure on Fidel Castro's Communist government, relatives said Friday. State security officials confirmed that the four dissidents, who were charged with sedition after openly calling for democratic changes to Cuba's one-party system, would be tried at Havana's Provincial Court, family members told Reuters. "The news made me cry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998 | RICHARD N. ROSENFELD, Richard N. Rosenfeld is the author of "American Aurora" (St. Martin's Press, 1997). E-mail: apiri19-2@idt.net
Last week, Kenneth Starr compelled Sidney Blumenthal, the former Washington Post journalist who now assists the White House in its press relations, to testify before a federal grand jury about press criticism of Starr. Starr ordered Blumenthal to divulge all his communications with the press and with other White House staffers concerning the independent counsel.
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