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The Supreme Court of Belarus Friday announced that Russian law student Sofia Sapega was sentenced in Grodno Regional Court to six years imprisonment for involvement with opposition activities in the country. Sapega was convicted of inciting social hatred and disseminating personal information without consent, charges which together carry a maximum of 15 years in prison. [...]

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A new report released Tuesday warns that press freedom in Hong Kong has been almost entirely curtailed by a government crackdown, creating a space for pro-Beijing, pro-government media. The report, from UK-based advocacy group Hong Kong Watch, is based on interviews with journalists currently in exile and reports by Hong Kong press associations. The crackdown, [...]

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Russia’s Justice Ministry Friday designated popular activist Vladimir Kara-Murza as a “foreign agent,” which means he will have to file elaborate financial disclosures and add a disclaimer to all his public messages on social media or otherwise. Kara-Murza, 40, is a prominent Russian dissident, political activist, writer, and democrat spokesperson. He has been lauded abroad [...]

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed concerns Monday over a rise in human rights abuses by government functionaries in India. Speaking at a press conference following the fourth 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue between India and the US, Blinken reflected on the strong diplomatic relations between the two countries, given their position as the “world’s largest [...]

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The criminal law amendments passed by El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly infringe “basic due process guarantees and children’s rights,” according to a statement issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) Friday. The amendments were proposed by President Nayib Bukele in response to several instances of deadly gang-related violence, which killed about 62 people on March 26 alone. [...]

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Russia’s Ministry of Justice Friday canceled the registration of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and 13 other international organisations citing “the discovery of violations of the current legislation of the Russian Federation.” The Ministry announced its decision to de-register the Moscow offices of organisations including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Friedrich Naumann [...]

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Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor Sunday issued a directive prohibiting all Russian media outlets from publishing an interview of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. It also announced that the extent of responsibility of all Russian media outlets including those featured on Russia’s “foreign agent” list for conducting the interview will be scrutinised. “Roskomnadzor warns the Russian media [...]

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I. Introduction The world’s attention is focused on Ukraine and the vicious war ravaging the country, forcing millions of people to flee. But is this Russian invasion different than other invasions by a major world power in terms of violations of international law? It is and it is not. On the one hand, the Russian [...]

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