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UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss Monday announced that she sanctioned Milorad Dodik and Zeljka Cvijanovic, two Bosnian Serb politicians, “for deliberately undermining peace” in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes to prevent Dodik and Cvijanovic from profiting from the UK. Dodik and Cvijanovic are leaders in Bosnia’s Serb community. Bosnia [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Tuesday that national governments may not permit the “general and indiscriminate retention” of traffic and location data of electronic communications. The court’s ruling comes from a long procedural history. In 2015, an Irish court convicted Graham Dwyer of the 2012 murder of Elaine O’Hara. Dwyer appealed to the [...]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday issued a decree restricting visas for citizens of countries deemed unfriendly by the Kremlin. Under the decree, expedited visa procedures for citizens of the European Union, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein will cease. Additionally, Russian state-affiliated news agency TASS reported that the decree suspends payment waivers for government officials [...]

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President Joe Biden Monday joined calls to prosecute Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes in Ukraine. Speaking to reporters, Biden acknowledged that he faced criticism for calling Putin a war criminal, but he stood by his statement. He specifically pointed to Russian action in Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv. Biden announced his intention to [...]

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US President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act into law. The law, HR 55, makes lynching that results in death or serious bodily injury a federal hate crime. The Act also establishes a maximum sentence of 30 years for those convicted of lynching. The House of Representatives passed the bill 422 to [...]

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The Netherlands Tuesday expelled 17 Russian intelligence officers, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra. In a statement via Twitter, Hoekstra said the officers operated in the Netherlands “under diplomatic cover” and were “a threat to the security” of the nations. According to TASS, a Russian state-affiliated news outlet, the 17 officers were “accredited as [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday issued an order list adding three new cases to its merits docket: National Pork Producers Council v. Ross, Cruz v. Arizona and Andy Warhol Foundation, Inc. v. Goldsmith. The three cases involve an animal welfare regulation, criminal procedure, and a copyright dispute. National Pork Producers Council v. Ross concerns Proposition [...]

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German newspaper Bild Sunday announced that Russian authorities have restricted access to its website Bild.de. TASS, Russian state-affiliated news, reported that the website was blocked after a March 26, 2022 order from the Russian prosecutor general’s office accusing the news outlet of “posting calls for mass disorders, extremism and participation in unauthorized rallies.” The office [...]

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Russian state-owned news agency TASS Tuesday reported that a court found dissident Alexey Navalny guilty of fraud and contempt of court and sentenced him to nine years in prison. Navalny is a lawyer and longtime Russian opposition leader who survived an assassination attempt in August 2020. Russian authorities are widely believed to have organized the [...]

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The Russian Supreme Court Tuesday affirmed the dissolution of human rights NGO Memorial International, Russian state news agency TASS reported. According to TASS, Memorial International is recognized as a foreign agent NGO and has been fined for violating Russian laws on foreign agents. The European Court of Human Rights called for Russian General Prosecutor Igor [...]

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