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Japanese authorities issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Carole Ghosn, the wife of former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn, on suspicion of having made false statements to a Tokyo court earlier this year. Mrs. Ghosn is currently in Lebanon with her husband where they are both citizens. The arrest warrant accuses Mrs. Ghosn of “falsely claiming [...]

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Pope Francis released new papal documents Tuesday that eliminate the application of the “pontifical secrecy” rule in cases of sexual abuse. Catholic clergy in many countries, including the US, have long used “pontifical secrecy” as justification for not cooperating with police or victims in cases of sexual abuse. In February church leaders called for the [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday started its first round of hearings in The Gambia’s case against Myanmar for alleged genocide of the Rohingya minority. This initial hearing will last three days and is focused on The Gambia’s request that the UN grant temporary measures to insure the protection of the Rohingya as [...]

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The Prime Minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, on Friday announced his resignation after nearly two months of increasingly violent protests. Earlier on Friday, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a key religious figure in Iraq and one of the nation’s most respected Shiite clerics, condemned the violence against protestors and called for a shift in government. Abdul-Mahdi’s [...]

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Amnesty International on Tuesday verified evidence confirming the death of more than 100 protesters in Iran as the country entered its fifth day of a state-imposed communication blackout after protests erupted on Friday in response to a sharp increase in fuel prices. Amnesty is alleging numerous specific charges that they believe “reveal a harrowing pattern [...]

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Haiti has experienced many protests this year. The protests have primarily focused on a myriad of economic concerns and were initially sparked by a fuel crisis within the country. The underlying impetus of these protests, however, are allegations that many senior officials in the Haitian government, including President Jovenel Moïse, have been implicated in the [...]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into allegations that Myanmar has committed crimes against humanity in its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority. Myanmar is outside of the ICC’s jurisdiction, which is limited to those states that are a party to the Rome Statute treaty. However, its neighbor Bangladesh is a [...]

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German federal public prosecutors charged two suspected former Syrian intelligence officers with “more than 4000 alleged cases of torture” in the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz in October. The case, which is anticipated to start in 2020, will be the “first criminal trial worldwide” over alleged crimes against humanity in Syria. The defendants are Anwar R [...]

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