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The conflict that erupted in April between the Sudanese National Army and the Rapid Support Forces wreaked havoc on Sudan, and has ultimately taken an appalling toll. Thousands were killed and millions displaced. Buildings were burned and infrastructure lay in ruins, instilling fear of a spiraling descent into a full-scale civil war. Even before the warfare [...]

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Prominent Australian journalist Cheng Lei was released Tuesday by Chinese authorities and reunited with her family in Australia after being detained in China since August 2020. Lei was formally arrested in 2021 following allegations by Chinese officials that Lei had been illegally supplying Chinese state secrets overseas whilst working as a news anchor for the [...]

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A Russian court dismissed an appeal Tuesday from Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who has been held in pre-trial detention for more than six months on allegations of espionage, ruling that Gershkovich will continue to be held in jail. According to Russian state-affiliated news source TASS, the court “considered the appeal of Gershkovich’s defense [...]

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French journalist Ariane Lavrilleux was arrested Tuesday by the French General Directorate of Internal Security (CGSI) following a complaint that her 2021 co-authored report on a French military operation in Egypt compromised national defense secrets. The report, titled the Egypt Papers was published on Disclose, an independent media outlet. Disclose also released a documentary titled [...]

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The UK’s Brook House Inquiry published a report Tuesday detailing an investigation into the mistreatment of individuals detained at the Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in the UK. The inquiry, chaired by Kate Eves, was set up to investigate incidents at the centre that took place between April 1, 2017, and August 21, 2017. The [...]

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Francesca P. Albanese is an international lawyer and scholar, renowned for her contributions addressing the question of Palestinian refugees, which constitutes the most enduring and complex refugee crisis following World War II. She has penned numerous publications and analyses on the issue. In 2020, she collaborated with Lex Takkenberg to co-author the second edition of [...]

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The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday suspended the conviction of Imran Khan. The former prime minister of Pakistan was previously convicted on corruption charges. In early August, Khan was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for unlawfully selling state gifts worth over 154 million PKR during his time as prime minister. A 100,000 PKR fine was [...]

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The Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation announced a high treason charge on Monday against Robert Shonov, a former US consulate contract employee in Moscow. High treason carries a possible sentence of 12 to 20 years’ imprisonment. The charge falls under Article 275 of Russia’s Criminal Code. The code forbids Russian citizens from [...]

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A Moscow court extended on Thursday the pre-trial detention of detained Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter Evan Gershkovich in a closed hearing, according to reports from Russian state media source TASS. Gershkovich’s detention was previously extended until August, and will now continue until his trial on November 30.  Russian authorities arrested Gershkovich in March 2023 [...]

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