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Alexei Navalny’s spokesperson said Friday that Navalny’s body is being withheld from his family unless his mother agrees to a private, closed-casket funeral. This was further corroborated by Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, who responded on Saturday through a video shared on YouTube and X (formerly Twitter) alleging that Russian President Vladimir Putin is behind the [...]

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Publisher and activist Julian Assange appealed to London’s High Court this week in a last-ditch effort to avoid extradition to the US to face espionage charges. Following the hearing which spanned Tuesday and Wednesday, judges will consider whether Assange can appeal an earlier ruling ordering his extradition from the UK to the US, where he [...]

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed his conviction in three controversial cases on Friday. Two of the three appeals were reportedly filed in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad’s High Court, while the other was filed in Sessions Court, a criminal court subordinate to the High Courts. Khan’s defense lawyer Latif Khosa talked to the press and [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Pakistani authorities Monday to ensure a peaceful transition of power following the country’s parliamentary elections, encouraging all political parties to uphold democratic norms and cooperate with an independent investigation into alleged election irregularities. HRW claimed the national parliamentary elections that took place February 8 were “marred” by authorities’ widespread violations [...]

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The United Nations voiced concern Tuesday over ‘harassment’ and acts of violence against members of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) party ahead of Pakistan’s elections on Thursday. UN Human Rights Commissioner Volker Turk urged authorities to use these elections as an opportunity to “recommit to the democratic process.” UN rights spokesperson Liz Throssell, speaking [...]

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A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, to seven years in prison for violating a marriage law when they wed in 2018, officials and a lawyer for the couple said.  The prosecution asserted Khan and his wife violated Islamic law, which says that a woman must [...]

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Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi were sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday for corruption during Khan’s tenure as prime minister. Khan was sentenced to ten years in prison the day before over revealing state secrets. The couple was investigated by the National Accountability Bureau, Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency, [...]

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