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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 [...]

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The Supreme Court of Tatarstan has sentenced Russian-American journalist Alsu Kurmasheva to 6 and a half years of imprisonment for spreading false information about the Armed Russian Forces of the Russian Federation in a secret trial, the court’s press service said on Monday. Alsu Kurmasheva worked for the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and [...]

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The EU Foreign Affairs High Representative Josep Borrell characterized Hungarian President Viktor Orbán as being disloyal to the EU during a press conference Monday, after which he switched the locations of informal EU Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers meetings to Brussels rather than Budapest. Borrell negated Orbán’s characterization of the EU as “pro-war,” stating that [...]

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei defended a 2020 law which prevented a return to the JCPOA nuclear agreement in a meeting with Iranian members of parliament on Sunday. Sunday’s parliamentary session was also attended by President-elect Masoud Pezeskhian, who is seen as a reformist. Although Pezeskhian had announced that he would work more closely with [...]

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Ukraine Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko announced Friday that Iryna Farion, a former nationalist politician known for her staunch advocacy of Ukrainian language use over Russian, was fatally shot in Lviv. In a statement released via Telegram, Klymenko indicated that investigators are considering several theories, including personal animosity and Farion’s sociopolitical activities, while not ruling out [...]

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Russia and Ukraine completed another exchange of prisoners of war (POWs) on Wednesday. The Russian defense ministry confirmed the exchange on Telegram, stating that all prisoners of war will receive adequate medical treatment. In a statement on X, Ukrainian president Volodimir Zelenskyy confirmed the successful exchange, thanking the United Arabian Emirates (UAE) who mediated the [...]

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The Ukrainian Bar Association published its second report on its project to monitor war crimes proceedings on Wednesday. This project aims to suggest improvements to war crimes trials in Ukraine amid Russia’s ongoing offensive in the country. By collaborating with the International Bar Association and its Human Rights Institute, the Ukrainian Bar Association focused on [...]

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A Moscow court on Monday sentenced Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen in absentia to eight years in prison under Article 207.3 of the Russian Criminal Code over charges of spreading false information on Russian armed forces. The court also banned Gessen from managing online resources for four years. Russia issued an arrest warrant in December 2023 [...]

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