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New York joined the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a bipartisan coalition of 26 states on Tuesday in filing a federal suit against precious metals company Safeguard Metals LLC and its owner and manager, Jeffrey Santulan, for allegedly deceiving investors across New York and the US. The Complaint was filed at the US [...]

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Official discrimination against people affected by leprosy remains codified by way of more than 100 laws worldwide, and this status quo must end, urged a senior UN official on Friday. “It is time for all States concerned to make a choice: whether to keep such discriminatory laws against persons affected by leprosy in violation of [...]

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Hundreds of current and former UN officials, human rights and legal experts, international NGOs, and academic institutions have signed an open letter to the UN Human Rights Council calling for an international investigation into the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners in Iran. In 1988, following a fatwa issued by Iran’s then-Supreme Leader Ayatollah [...]

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The US Department of Justice Friday charged a Texas man for allegedly posting on Craigslist a message containing a threat to injure and kill election-related government officials. On Friday morning, the FBI arrested Chad Stark from Leander, Texas. As per the indictment, on January 5, 2021, Stark posted a message on Craigslist with the subject [...]

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The National Council of Austria Thursday passed a bill making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults in the country. If approved by the upper house and signed into law by the President, the bill will come into force on February 1, making Austria the first European country to introduce a vaccine mandate. The Austrian government first announced [...]

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Israeli news portal Calcalist published an investigative report Tuesday revealing that Israeli police allegedly used NSO group’s Pegasus spyware to remotely access, control and extract data from phones of Israeli citizens without a warrant. The report disclosed that the police did not obtain a search or bugging warrant to execute the surveillance. There was no [...]

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The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division Tuesday announced that they’ve initiated a joint public inquiry to curb illegal mergers. According to the regulators, competition has reduced in numerous industries across the economy as they are becoming more concentrated, putting consumers, workers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses at risk of losing choice and economic gains. [...]

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California Governor Gavin Newsom denied parole to Sirhan Sirhan Thursday, the now 77-year-old man convicted of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles in 1968. Sirhan shot Senator Kennedy and five bystanders in June 1968. While the bystanders survived their injuries, Senator Kennedy did not. A jury found Sirhan guilty of first-degree murder and five counts [...]

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The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law published a report Wednesday identifying thousands of people being held in Mississippi’s county jails while awaiting trial because they cannot afford bail or public defenders unavailable when required. According to the report, Mississippi’s county jails have more than 5,800 detainees. [...]

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The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) Thursday approved the elevation of Lahore High Court Justice Ayesha Malik to the Supreme Court of Pakistan. If the Parliamentary Committee on Judges, which has the last word on Supreme Court nominations, approves this recommendation, then Malik will become the country’s first woman Supreme Court Justice. Led by Chief Justice Gulzar [...]

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