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Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday signed an amended “LGBT propaganda” bill into law. The amendments significantly expand the scope of the previous legislation. Last week, the amended legislation passed unanimously in the Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, and it faced no opposition in the Federal Council, the upper house. The law, originally passed [...]

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Sixteen UN-appointed independent human rights experts Friday urged Iranian authorities to prohibit indicting people with charges punishable by death for participating in peaceful protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Since Amini’s death in a Tehran hospital on September 16, protests have occurred in major cities throughout the country. On September 13, Mahsa Amini [...]

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The Supreme Court of India Thursday expressed concern over the rising incidents of hate speech in the country and directed the governments and police authorities to take suo motu action in such cases without waiting for a formal complaints to be lodged. Journalist Shaheen Abdullah petitioned the court to order the central government and the [...]

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Two US congressional committees Monday launched investigations into Mississippi’s handling of the Jackson water crisis. In August, torrential rain and flooding in the Jackson, Mississippi area left approximately 180,000 people without water for days. The Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Homeland Security are requesting information from Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves on [...]

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Thursday signed the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Act into law, amending the Computer Misuse Act of 2011. Introduced by Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko, the Act lists imposes punishments on people who send malicious information, hate speech, unsolicited information or information about children without the consent of their parents or guardians. Section [...]

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