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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong filed a lawsuit Friday challenging his disqualification from the country’s legislative council general election. On July 30th, Hong Kong authorities barred Wong and 11 other pro-democracy activists from the elections, which were due to be held in September. Endorsing the decision of its returning officer,  the Hong Kong government [...]

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Bar exam technology company Extegrity has announced that it will not offer remote proctoring services for October 2020 bar exams. In a statement posted by Bar Exam Tracker on Twitter Thursday, Extegrity said that the decision to hold extensive remote bar exams across the country in October would make it difficult to properly proctor the [...]

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US President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing sanctions against Chinese mobile applications TikTok and WeChat late on Thursday, invoking his emergency economic powers under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the National Emergencies Act, and 3 U.S. Code § 301. Trump stated that the spread of Chinese mobile apps throughout the US “threaten the national security, [...]

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Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe has been placed under house arrest by order of the Supreme Court of Colombia while he is being tried for procedural fraud and witness tampering. Uribe served as President of Colombia from 2002-2010 before being elected senator. During that time, Uribe allegedly supported the formation of paramilitary death squads. In [...]

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The Portuguese Constitutional Court (TC) has ruled that the Azores Islands’ mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors is unconstitutional. In a decision released Wednesday, the court found that the authorities were treating visitors as if they were serving short-term prison sentences. On March 26, the Azores government declared that all passengers who arrived in the Azores Islands [...]

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The High People’s Court of Jiangxi in China has declared Zhang Yuhuan, 53, the country’s longest-serving wrongfully convicted person not guilty in a retrial after almost 27 years in prison. Zhang’s wrongful conviction and subsequent release stem from a 1993 murder case where two boys were found dead in a reservoir in Jinxian, Jiangxi Province. [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Thursday for an impartial investigation into the explosion at Beirut’s shipping port on Tuesday. HRW said that the investigation, conducted by independent experts, should determine the causes and responsibility for the explosion, which was the most powerful explosion Beirut has ever experienced. The explosion at Beirut’s shipping port is believed [...]

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The Chinese government Thursday sentenced a Canadian citizen to death on drug crimes related to the production of ketamine. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court found that Xu Weihong gathered materials for the production of ketamine and stored the substance in his home. His accomplice in the trial, Wen Guanxiong, allegedly helped produce the drug and [...]

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A US federal judge in Mississippi has granted a police officer qualified immunity for damage caused to a black man’s vehicle during an extended traffic stop while calling for the Supreme Court to overturn the doctrine, a goal of Black Lives Matter protesters. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued his opinion Tuesday, granting summary judgement to [...]

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