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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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Myanmar’s ruling junta announced via state media MRTV on Tuesday a partial pardon of former leader Aung San Suu Kyi. As a result of the pardon, which impacted 5 of her 19 convictions, Suu Kyi’s 33-year prison sentence has been reduced by six years. According to a CNN source, the five impacted convictions include defamation, [...]

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A Russian court found a supporter of opposition activist Alexey Navalny guilty of “participation in an extremist community” and sentenced him to 9 years in prison on Monday. Vadim Ostanin was a member of Team Navalny, an activist organization associated with the Russian opposition firebrand who is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence. Team Navalny [...]

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Kosovo’s former intelligence chief, Driton Gashi, was convicted of “abuse of official post or authority” on Wednesday in consequence of deporting six Turkish people who had permanent residence or temporary permits unlawfully. According to the basic court in Pristina, Gashi was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison and not allowed to serve [...]

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The US Department of State released a new travel advisory Friday for US citizens traveling to mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau suggesting travelers “reconsider travel” to the areas due to “arbitrary enforcement of local laws…and the risk of wrongful detentions.” The advisory for mainland China states: U.S. citizens traveling or residing in the PRC [...]

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