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A US District Court judge sentenced former FBI special agent Charles F. McGonigal to 28 months in prison followed by a period of supervised release on Friday for an undisclosed receipt of $225,000 from an individual with ties to the Albanian government. A federal grand jury indicted McGonigal in January 2023. The original nine-count indictment [...]

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Alexei Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh said on Saturday that the Russian opposition leader was “murdered” and demanded that Navalny’s body be “handed over to his family immediately.” His death was formally announced by Russia’s state prison service on Friday, which said that he had lost consciousness and could not be resuscitated. Navalny was a prominent [...]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law Wednesday calling for confiscation of property for those who commit crimes “detrimental to national security” and those who disseminate fake news about Russia’s military according to TASS. Russian lawmakers previously passed the bill through the Duma in January. With Putin’s signature, the bill has now become law. According [...]

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Alexei Navalny, a leading opposition figure in Russia, died in an Arctic prison colony, federal authorities said Friday. Navalny “felt unwell after taking a walk, and began to lose consciousness almost immediately. All necessary resuscitation efforts were made, and did not yield results. Doctors immediately pronounced the convict dead,” said a statement issued by Russia’s [...]

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Russia has put Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas on the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ wanted database, according to a report issued Tuesday by independent Russian media outlet Mediazona. This is the first time a foreign head of government has been added to the list. Mediazona’s report was put together through analysis of several databases on [...]

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Russia announced new sanctions against 18 British nationals in response to the UK’s “confrontational policies” against the country on Monday. However, the statement did not mention which particular policy the sanctions are responding to. The sanctions were made against not only the UK’s government officials but also scholars. These newly sanctioned individuals will be denied [...]

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Moscow’s Basmanny District Court ordered the arrest of Meta Platforms spokesperson Andy Stone in absentia Monday for charges relating to terrorism offenses and inciting extremist activities. The court issued a statement saying that Stone had been charged under various sections of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and the alleged crimes include the promotion [...]

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Amnesty International (AI) reported that Russia sentenced 33 Ukrainian soldiers in the Supreme Court of the Luhansk People’s Republic in Russian-occupied Luhansk on Monday for “alleged war crimes.” Russian authorities captured the soldiers as prisoners of war (POWs). Their sentences range from twenty-seven to twenty-nine years. AI reported that Russian authorities prosecuted the POWs for [...]

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