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A Russian court has sentenced Yuri Dmitriev, a Gulag historian, to prison for allegedly sexually abusing his adopted daughter.  The judge sentenced Dmitriev to prison Wednesday for a period of 3 years and 6 months.  Dmitriev denies the allegation. Dmitriev is head of the Karelian Memorial Society, which is part of the larger International Historical [...]

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A Turkish court has sentenced Germany-based journalist Deniz Yucel to jail for 2 years and 9 months for terrorism-related propaganda charges. The sentence was imposed in absentia, as Yucel has not been present in Turkey for his trial. Yucel’s lawyer, Veysel Ok, claims the court sentenced Yucel for spreading propaganda about the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s [...]

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The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to address policing issues and law enforcement accountability. The bill passed by a vote of 236-181, mainly along party lines. The bill lays out a number of reforms. Among other things, the bill lowers the criminal intent standard—from willful to knowing or [...]

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The Democratic Republic of Congo law enforcement on Wednesday used tear gas and water cannons on protesters in front of parliament who were rallying against a proposed law that would put prosecutors under the authority of the government instead of the courts. A member of the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) put forward [...]

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According to a draft resolution revealed Tuesday, African countries are urging the UN Human Rights Council to investigate systemic racism and police violence in the US. Diplomats received the resolution ahead of a debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that will be held on Wednesday regarding this topic. The debate is a [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled Monday that Greater Wynnewood Animal Park be given to Big Cat Rescue, owned by Carole Baskin.  Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, formerly owned the animal park before fraudulently transferring title to his mother and Greater Wynnewood Development Group, LLC [...]

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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced on Friday that his office is charging former police officer Derek Chauvin with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Freeman also announced a possibility of subsequent charges as review of the evidence continues. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension took Chauvin into custody on Friday morning. Chauvin [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed on Tuesday the Southern District of New York’s decision to reinstate the New York presidential primary on June 23, 2020. The court ruled that the cancellation of the presidential primary violated the plaintiffs’ right of association under the First and Fourteenth Amendment. Andrew Yang, a presidential [...]

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