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Amnesty International on Friday announced its decision to re-designate Alexei Navalny, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opposition critics, as a “prisoner of conscience,” apologizing for its decision to revoke his status earlier this year. Navalny, a lawyer and anti-corruption activist, is currently serving a three-and-a-half year prison sentence, which he received in [...]

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and three others pleaded guilty on Friday to charges related to their participation in last year’s June 4 vigil commemorating the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Wong, a prominent pro-democracy activist, is already serving a sentence of 17 months in prison, having been sentenced to 13 months imprisonment for organizing [...]

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A spokesperson for the UK Home Office announced Friday that Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi to India, where he will face charges in connection with his alleged involvement in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. In a judgment of the Westminster Magistrates’ Court delivered on February [...]

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The Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has delivered a split decision in the appeal against co-investigating judges’ conflicting closing orders in the case of former Khmer Rouge navy commander Meas Muth. Muth, who was charged by the ECCC in absentia on March 3, 2015, is believed to have [...]

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Myanmar‘s ousted State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is among several people to have been charged under the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act, one of her lawyers said Thursday, in what appears to be an escalation of the military junta’s campaign against her and her allies. According to chief lawyer Khin Maung Zaw, Suu Kyi [...]

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The European Union on Thursday released a statement accusing the Russian Federation of conducting a “conscription campaign” in Crimea, a move it said was yet “another violation of international humanitarian law.” In the strongly-worded statement, the EU spokesperson claimed that “the Russian Federation has launched yet another conscription campaign in the illegally-annexed Autonomous Republic of [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday in the joint case of two Romanian escapees extradited from France in 2016, finding that the extradition of one man had been in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights, but not of the other. Both applicants had sought to challenge France’s execution of European arrest [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday unsealed a federal criminal complaint charging 10 Iranian nationals with conspiracy to evade US sanctions on Tehran. The complaint, which was filed on October 16 in the US District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that the 10 people disguised more than $300 million worth [...]

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Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance on Saturday dismissed prosecutors’ bail appeals with respect to three defendants charged with conspiracy to commit subversion, in what is the largest case to have been brought under the region’s national security law to date. Of the 47 opposition figures charged on February 28, eight have now been released [...]

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Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Magistrates’ Court granted bail Thursday to 15 of the 47 opposition figures charged with subversion under the region’s controversial national security law after organizing and participating in an unofficial primary election last July. A challenge from the prosecutors, however, meant that all 15 were kept in custody. In a “surprise u-turn,” four [...]

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