A Paris court Friday convicted Claude Gueant, former chief of staff to French former President Nicolas Sarkozy, for the misuse of public funds to conduct public opinion polls. The trial, which began in October, also resulted in the conviction of three other Sarkozy associates, including former advisor Patrick Buisson and cabinet director Emmanuelle Mignon. As [...]

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The French National Assembly Thursday adopted a resolution condemning Chinese political and humanitarian crimes against China’s Uyghur Muslim minority. The resolution calls on the French government to formalize its stance on the genocidal nature of the crisis, a position already taken by the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Netherlands. According to the resolution, France’s [...]

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Kosovo’s Assembly passed a resolution on Saturday banning the nation’s Serbian minority from voting in Serbia’s upcoming constitutional referendum. The election is a move by Serbia to establish a more independent judiciary, which is a requirement for membership in the EU. Passed by a unanimous vote among the 76 lawmakers present at the extraordinary session, [...]

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A federal grand jury in the US District Court for the District of Maryland Thursday indicted Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore City, with separate counts of perjury and submitting false mortgage applications. The four counts are for events taking place between May 2020 and February 2021, during which Mosby allegedly received pandemic relief [...]

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The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal issued a unanimous judgment Thursday holding that people cannot be convicted of rioting or illegal assembly if they are physically absent from the scene. The appeal centered on whether the city can prosecute rioting and illegal assembly crimes under the common law doctrine of joint enterprise. Examining sections [...]

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The Vietnam People’s Court of Thoi Lai district has sentenced five journalists to prison for violating Article 331 of the country’s penal code. The journalists are affiliated with the popular Bao Sach (Clean Journalism) Facebook group, and their sentences range from four and a half to two years. The decision was reported Thursday by VietnamPlus, [...]

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