The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), one of Egypt’s last independent human rights organizations, closed Monday. ANHRI made the announcement in a statement posted to its website, citing government pressure as the reason for its closure. ANHRI was founded by a team of lawyers and activists in 2004 with a mission of defending [...]

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A Ukrainian court ordered Thursday the seizure of former President Petro Poroshenko’s assets. The seizure follows ongoing accusations of high treason against Poroshenko for facilitating the financing of Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. The Ukraine State Bureau of Investigation (SB) unveiled the investigation into Poroshenko in late December 2021. Poroshenko was accused of facilitating [...]

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New York Attorney General Letita James subpoenaed Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., the former US president’s children, according to court documents filed Monday. The subpoena, which was issued in late December, is the latest revelation in the ongoing civil tax fraud investigation of the Trump Organization. The subpoena requests testimony and documents from Ivanka [...]

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A New York jury found Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, an opioid manufacturer, liable on Thursday for public nuisance by way of inundating the state with pills that killed thousands of people. This lawsuit is one in a series of state and federal proceedings against drug companies involved in the opioid crisis. “Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and others [...]

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The Russian Supreme Court Tuesday ordered the liquidation of Memorial International, one of Russia’s oldest and most well-respected human rights organizations, which was established in the late 1980s to shine a light on crimes committed by the Soviet regime, including the victims of dictator Josef Stalin’s political purges, as well as World War II-era atrocities. The [...]

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Former President Moncef Marzouki Wednesday was sentenced in absentia to four years in prison by the Tunis Court of First Instance. Marzouki’s conviction was due to his “undermining the external security of the State,” according to Tunisia’s national press agency. Marzouki served as Tunisia’s president from 2011 through 2014. Most recently, Marzouki has received attention [...]

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Ukrainian authorities Monday placed former president Petro Poroshenko under formal investigation for high treason. Poroshenko is accused of facilitating the financing of separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko served as Ukraine’s fifth president from 2014 to 2019. During that time, a conflict between Russian-backed separatist forces and Ukraine broke out in the Donbas region in [...]

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A federal judge Thursday sentenced Eduard Florea, a New York man who applied to join a far-right group known as the Proud Boys, to 33 months in prison after he threatened the life of US Senator-elect Raphael Warnock ahead of the January 6 Capitol Riot. Florea was arrested on January 12 by FBI Special Agents and [...]

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A new ad hoc report from the UK Ministry of Justice finds fewer Black, Asian, and minority ethnic candidates are selected to serve in the judiciary. The report finds that, beyond other controlling factors, a candidate’s ethnicity is a significant factor in determining how successful they are in the judicial selection process. The report is [...]

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A new Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) report released Thursday finds the number of journalists who are behind bars worldwide reached a global high in 2021. CPJ finds 293 reporters were imprisoned, at least 24 journalists were killed as a result of their work, and another 18 died under mysterious circumstances as of December 1 [...]

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