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A Turkish court ordered pop star Gülşen Çolakoğlu to be released Monday from pre-trial detention and to be placed under judicial control on the condition that she does not leave the residence. Gülşen was released from Bakırköy Closed Women’s Prison at around 14:40 PM local time and went to her residence in a private vehicle. [...]

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A Peruvian judge Sunday ordered 30 months of pre-trial detention for President Pedro Castillo’s sister-in-law, Yenifer Paredes. The court found that the preventive detention was a well-founded request by prosecutors investigating corruption allegations. Peru’s Prosecution Office launched their investigation into Castillo’s activities in May, looking into allegations of criminal organization, aggravated influence peddling, and aggravated [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday wrote an open letter to US President Joe Biden’s Administration about the Israeli government’s targeting of seven notable Palestinian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). HRW reported that Israeli authorities raided the organizations’ offices and issued closing orders against them on August 18.  According to HRW, the organizations included: Defense for Children [...]

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Bill Shipsey SC, a former chair of Amnesty International Ireland, Monday urged Ireland to adopt a code of conduct for retired judges following a controversy surrounding the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) Courts. Shipsey penned an op-ed in for the Irish Times suggesting that “rules of professional conduct should require retired judges to avoid any [...]

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Darragh O’Brien TD, Irish Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Monday referred a report into alleged conflicts of interest at An Bord Pleanála to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). O’Brien asked Remy Farrell SC to prepare the report on the management of alleged conflicts of interest and relevant disclosures by the former deputy [...]

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Scotland Monday enacted the Period Products Act, making Scotland the first country to make period products free. The bill was first introduced by Monica Lennon, a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), in 2017. Following her campaign, the Scottish government unanimously passed the Bill in 2020. Under the new act, the Scottish government must set up [...]

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Greek Minister for Migration Notis Mitarachi Monday announced that the Syrian refugees trapped on an islet in the Evros river between Greece and Turkey have been located and a boat was provided to transport them. The refugees’ plight has attracted international attention after Turkey abandoned them there on August 8 after being transported back and [...]

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A Myanmar court Monday sentenced former State Counsellor and democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi to an additional six years in prison after she was found guilty of corruption charges, according to state media. Suu Kyi was arrested in February 2021 after a military coup and has been subsequently convicted of various offenses on three [...]

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The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Monday fined accounting and auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) £1.75 million over their Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) audit of telecom company BT Group after it was discovered that the audit failed to uncover evidence of fraud. The FRC reported that BT group’s financial statements for FY17 had to be adjusted by [...]

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