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The Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Cambodia charged union leader Rong Chhun with incitement on Friday after Chhun allegedly falsely claimed that the government had ceded land to neighboring Vietnam. Chhun, the president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, was arrested last week after allegedly falsely claiming on July 20 that land had been ceded [...]

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A Brazilian high court judge imposed a 1.92 million reais ($367,710) fine on Facebook Friday for failing to internationally block 12 accounts of supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. On Saturday, Facebook announced that it had complied with the order, although a spokesperson stated that Facebook would appeal the decision to the full court. In [...]

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A federal judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an injunction Wednesday that prevents enforcement of a new US immigration rule barring immigrants from qualifying for visas if they are likely to become dependent on government benefits. Under the 2019 US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule Inadmissibility [...]

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oregon filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the Multnomah County Circuit Court against the City of Portland in connection with the Portland Police Bureau’s use of livestreaming demonstrations in downtown Portland. Following the death of George Floyd, thousands of individuals have protested in Portland. According to the lawsuit filed [...]

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An independent panel of experts has cleared Akinwunmi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), of corruption charges. The African Development Bank, established in 1963, provides financing to African countries for projects that contribute to economic and social development. The Code of Conduct for Executive Directors, adopted in 2001, did not apply to [...]

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Wednesday that there will be a phased withdrawal of federal law enforcement from Portland. Federal law enforcement agents entered Portland following recent protests and riots over the killing of George Floyd and threats to federal property, including the Portland federal courthouse. Following [...]

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According to a UN human rights report published Tuesday, women detained in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are subjected to multiple and serious human rights violations by security and police officials. The report was based on 100 first-hand accounts by North Korean women who were detained between 2009 and 2019. These women were detained [...]

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A group of unions representing Brazilian health workers filed a complaint Monday against President Jair Bolsonaro in the International Criminal Court (ICC), alleging that Bolsonaro’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a crime against humanity. Brazil currently has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world, with almost two million individuals infected and [...]

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