The state prosecutor of Sudan, Tagelsir al-Heber, announced the launch of an investigation into the crimes committed in the Darfur region under former President Omar al-Bashir. Al-Bashir has already been arrested by the Sudanese government for corruption and has been under the watch of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for human rights crimes committed in [...]

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Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor announced Monday that five people have been sentenced to death and three sentenced to jail terms in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last year. The trial verdict revealed that charges had been dismissed for the remaining three of the eleven that had [...]

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The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi publicly defended the controversial Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) during a rally on Sunday in Delhi for the start of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) campaign. The BJP proposed the CAA and has pushed for a National Register of Citizens (NRC). The CAA, which was passed earlier this [...]

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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the reinstatement of a whistleblower lawsuit against neurosurgeons at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The original lawsuit, which was filed in 2012, was later dismissed by US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Judge Cathy Bissoon in 2018. In September 2019, the UPMC employees [...]

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Steibert, said Wednesday that Germany is banning so-called gay conversion therapy for minors and for adults who have diminished decision-making capabilities. Steibert stated that gay conversion therapy has no scientific basis and results in psychological harm. The goal is to “protect’s people’s right to sexual self-determination.” Federal Minister of Health [...]

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Following the arrest of dozens of protesters during demonstrations on Kazakhstan’s Independence Day on Monday, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced Friday that the nation would begin moving toward liberalizing laws about rallies and the formation of political parties. Rallies without official approval are illegal in Kazakhstan, which prompted the arrests at Monday’s demonstrations in the capital [...]

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Eight people died in the past two days during continuing protests in India over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), while the Supreme Court of India refused to grant a stay to the new law. Protests have been ongoing since the legislation was approved on December 12. The law fast-tracks citizenship for persecuted religious minorities who [...]

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The EU called Thursday for the adoption of targeted sanctions and freezing f assets of Chinese officials for the “severe repression” of the human rights of the Uighur people in Xinjiang. The resolution was adopted by a show of hands. The resolution states that Uighurs and other ethnic Muslim minorities are subject to arbitrary detention, torture [...]

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