Turkish prosecutors ordered the arrests of 532 suspects with connections to a Muslim cleric allegedly behind a 2016 attempted coup, according to a report on Monday by state-owned Anadolu news agency. These 532 suspects include 459 on-duty military personnel. In 2016 there was a failed coup attempt by rogue soldiers to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government. This [...]

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided Wednesday to retain its longstanding contract-bar doctrine. In a unionized workplace, employees can file decertification petitions if they are dissatisfied with union representation and seek to no longer be represented by that specific union. However, under the NLRB’s current application of the contract-bar doctrine, a valid collective-bargaining agreement bars [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in a Confrontation Clause case involving a man convicted for the 2006 shooting death of a child. The Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution gives a criminal defendant the right “to be confronted with the witnesses against him.” This is also known as the Confrontation Clause, and it [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday that China’s actions against Uyghurs and other Turkish Muslims in Xinjiang could meet the criteria for crimes against humanity, calling for a UN investigation into the abuses. The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is the only region in China with a majority Muslim population. In May 2014, the Chinese government [...]

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Friday announced visa restrictions on Ugandan government officials accused of human rights violations and repressive acts during the January 14 general elections and campaign period. President Yoweri Museveni has been in power for 35 years. After the January 14 general election, he was declared the winner with 58 [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged states to take impactful measures to make Myanmar’s military leadership stop its repressive campaign, stating she feared Myanmar was headed to a “full-blown conflict.” On February 1, there was a military coup d’état in Myanmar. During this time, many civilian political leaders, including\ Nobel [...]

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US President Joe Biden on Monday announced the nominations of three people for leading positions in the Department of Justice (DOJ). Anne Milgram was nominated for the position of Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration at the DOJ. Milgram was New York’s Attorney General from 2007-2010. She has led investigations into many issues including human [...]

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Britain’s government announced Monday that it has opened an independent investigation into lobbying, following former Prime Minister David Cameron’s lobbying activities on behalf of UK- and Australia-based financial services company Greensill Capital. The investigation into the development and use of supply chain finance addresses the concern about the ability of former prime ministers to access [...]

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The EU announced Monday that it had sanctioned Iranian militia commanders, police chiefs, and three prisons due to their violent response to November 2019 demonstrations. A series of nationwide protests in Iran over high fuel prices led to calls for the overthrow of the government. During these protests, Iranian forces allegedly used “widespread and disproportionate” force, [...]

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Texas and Louisiana filed suit against the federal government Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleging that immigration authorities declined to take custody of convicted individuals who could be subject to deportation. According to the lawsuit, the government’s action violates federal law and the US Constitution. In Texas, when [...]

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