The Spanish National Court on Tuesday sentenced a man to 18 years in prison for sending six letter bombs to prominent personalities, including the Spanish Prime Minister, in November 2022. The Audiencia Nacional, Spain’s apex criminal court, sentenced Pompeyo González Pascual, a 76-year-old Spanish man, to a 10-year prison sentence for terrorism and an additional [...]

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) sent out 1000 draft orders to ultra-Orthodox Jewish men on Sunday. The move was ordered by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant to equalize an increasing shortage of personnel which has been exacerbated due to casualties since the start of the war in Gaza. The move follows last month’s landmark judgment by [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International and other NGOs signed a joint statement Tuesday urging Azerbaijan to free wrongfully arrested academic Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu and release unjustly imprisoned government critics. Signatories to the statement have followed the case since Ibadoghlu’s arrest on July 23, 2023, and have released several statements advocating for his “immediate and [...]

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Amnesty International responded to the enactment of Amnesty Law No. 10 of 2024 in the Autonomous Administration of the North and East Syria Region (AANES) in a press release on Tuesday. In the press release, Amnesty International commends the new amnesty law introduction, aimed at addressing the convictions of individuals under the region’s expansive counter-terrorism [...]

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Germany’s ruling coalition and conservative opposition reached an agreement on a new proposal on Tuesday to safeguard the Federal Constitutional Court, the highest court in Germany, by introducing changes to the Basic Law. These reforms would shield the court from potential interference from extremist or authoritarian actors. According to Marco Buschmann, Germany’s Minister of Justice, [...]

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Police released a statement on Monday announcing the arrest of a person of interest in connection with the July 17 shooting of Sint Maarten politician and leader of the Oualichi Movement for Change (OMC) party, Oliver Arrindell. The politician sustained injuries but was released from the Sint Maarten Medical Center in a stable condition. Sint [...]

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What does the new Labour Government have in store for the UK, and what policy changes can we expect will have the most meaningful impact? As was recently argued in an Chatham House publication, the newly formed UK government led by Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer brings together a team of legal experts well-versed in [...]

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The streets of Bangladesh have seen their share of bloodshed over the past week as more than 100 protesters were killed during mass student demonstrations against a quota system that reserved 30 percent of government positions for Bangladesh Liberation War veterans and their descendants. Although the quota system was largely scaled back by the country’s [...]

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Senior leaders from the Palestinian political groups Fatah and Hamas signed a joint statement known as “Beijing Declaration to End the Division and Strengthen Palestinian National Unity” in Beijing on Tuesday, signalling an effort to bridge longstanding divisions. This agreement was brokered by China, aiming to enhance its position as a global mediator. According to [...]

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The Indian government has removed a 58-year-long ban forbidding civil servants and bureaucrats from joining or associating with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its activities, as reported by an opposition leader on Sunday. Jairam Ramesh, a Member of Parliament (MP), affiliated with the opposition Indian National Congress posted a picture on his X (formerly [...]

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