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Venezuela’s 8rd National Prosecutor ordered the investigation of claims by Colombian paramilitaries that they were approached to destabilize the government of President Nicolás Maduro, Attorney General Tarek William Saab announced Friday. According to Maduro, the alleged plan was aimed at creating the impression of a “civil war” in Venezuela on July 28, the day of the [...]

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The Tunis Court of First Instance sentenced lawyer and columnist Sonia Dahmani Saturday to one year in prison following public comments she made about the country refusing sub-Saharan African migrants coming from Europe, local media reported. The comments were made on the television channel Carthage+, when she sarcastically asked, “What extraordinary country are we talking [...]

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Ethiopian security forces have committed war crimes through their attacks on healthcare providers in Ethiopia’s Amahara Conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday. The report entitled “If the Soldier Dies, It’s on You: Attacks on Medical Care in Ethiopia’s Amhara Conflict” details the conditions endured by medical workers, patients and health [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent organisation that defends the rights of journalists, called Tuesday for the release of Htet Aung, a Myanmar journalist who had been sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour. The sentence of Htet Aung followed the publication of his article for the DMG Newsroom titled “Calls for [...]

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Laws criminalizing coercive control came into force in New South Wales (NSW), Australia on Monday. Section 54D of the NSW’s Crimes Act 1900 criminalizes coercive conduct and abusive behavior against intimate partners by attaching a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment upon conviction. The legislation, which is the first stand-alone offence of coercive control in [...]

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India’s three new post-colonial criminal codes have been came into force Monday, marking the beginning of a new era in the country’s criminal justice system. The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), 2023 replaced the colonial-era Indian Penal Code (IPC) which was promulgated by the British in 1862. The decades-old Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC), which [...]

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The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday that it took control of two settlements located in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region. In a brief daily update on Telegram, the Ministry announced the capture of Spirne and Novoaleksandrovka, which the Russian government recognizes as part of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Ukraine’s military has not confirmed this [...]

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Bolivian authorities transferred General Juan José Zuñiga on Saturday to the maximum security El Abra prison as part of an ongoing investigation into his alleged leadership of a failed coup attempt against President Luis Arce’s government, Director of the Penitentiary System Juan Carlos Limpias told local media. Limpias said that prisoners at Chonchorro, where Zuñiga [...]

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