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The US House of Representatives passed a two-year reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a controversial expiring warrantless surveillance law, earlier this year. Democrats and Republicans alike criticized the move. Former President Donald Trump urged his allies in Congress to “Kill FISA” days before the House passed the two-year reauthorization. [...]

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UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor warned on Wednesday that human rights defenders are increasingly targeted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), especially in the eastern region of the country, amid intensifying armed conflict. Lawlor said that human rights defenders in the DRC are continuously intimidated, attacked and killed even though authorities have been [...]

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The UN Human Rights Office released a report on Wednesday saying that Israel may have committed multiple violations of international humanitarian law and potential war crimes amid its campaign in the Gaza Strip. The report scrutinizes six Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacks that may have violated international humanitarian law. According to the UN, these incidents resulted [...]

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A mayor-elect was shot and killed on Monday in the southern Mexcian state of Guerrero, according to a statement by the State Prosecutor’s office. Salvador Villalva Flores, returning from a trip to Mexico City, was traveling on the highway on the bus when he was fatally shot in the town of San Pedro de las [...]

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In the aftermath of the recent rescue of four Israeli hostages held in Gaza since Oct. 7, 2023, an analysis of such extraction operations is warranted. To put this event in context, three things must be understood. First, hostage taking is a war crime. Second, hostage rescue is extremely logistically difficult. Third, the American public [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged Delhi police on Monday to end its investigation into three journalists from an Indian journalism platform named The Caravan. CPJ asked the police of India’s capital to investigate the people involved in attacks against the journalists during the 2020 Delhi riot. Shahid Tantray, Prabhjit Singh and a woman [...]

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