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United Nations (UN) human rights experts Wednesday expressed concern over the deteriorating health conditions of jailed Putin critic and opposition leader Alexei Navalny calling for his immediate medical evacuation from Russia. Navalny was convicted in February this year for his violating the terms of his parole from August 2020 to January 2021, a period when he [...]

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Agnes Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, accused Vladimir Putin Wednesday of subjecting Alexei Navalny to a slow death through torture and inhumane detention conditions. Navalny, Putin’s most prominent critic, was poisoned in August 2020, the consequences of which Callamard alleges may be exacerbating his condition. Since his imprisonment earlier this year, reports indicate Navalny [...]

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A mass trial against 22 Thai pro-democracy activists charged under the sedition act and other provisions, including the country’s lèse-majesté (royal insult) laws, began Monday. The demonstrators have been charged for their speeches and actions at one of the youth movement’s many mass pro-democracy protests against the country’s monarchy and military establishment. The kingdom’s lèse-majesté [...]

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