The historic Moscow Helsinki Group Wednesday was shut down by a Moscow court. The human rights group, founded in 1976, had been operational and highly influential in Russia since its founding. The Russian Ministry of Justice had filed for the group’s abolition, and its petition had been approved, as per the judgment read out in [...]

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The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) Wednesday launched a lawsuit against Twitter in Berlin, Germany to determine if the company insufficiently moderated antisemitic tweets which could incite violence. EUJS and HateAid filed the lawsuit with evidence of six anti-semitic and illegal tweets that remained live on the platform despite having been reported which had [...]

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A Russian missile hit an apartment building in Dnipro, Ukraine on Saturday, according to Ukrainian authorities. In an address to the Ukrainian people on Saturday evening, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed the attack and reported that the casualties had already risen to 30, including the death of one 15-year-old girl. The State Emergency Service, police and [...]

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Chile’s Congress Wednesday passed a bill proposing a new constitution to replace the nation’s Pinochet-era constitution. The new bill was proposed by Honourable Senators Velásquez, Campillai and Sepúlveda. The bill has now been passed to President Gabriel Boric to be signed into law. The bill will ensure that voters have a significant voice, after a [...]

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese Thursday became the first foreign minister to address Parliament in Papa New Guinea. Albanese used the address to call for a united front on security, economic issues and climate change. After their recent elections, both Albanese and Papa New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape have revisited the strong ties between [...]

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Oklahoma Department of Corrections Wednesday reversed a decision denying the presence of Scott Eizember’s spiritual advisor at his execution. The reversal of the decision was announced by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Steven Harpe. Eizember’s execution by lethal injection is scheduled for 10 am on Thursday, 12 January. Rev. Jeff Hood was initially denied [...]

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The New York Times released an article on Friday containing a half-complete document from US Central Command which investigated a failed drone strike in Afghanistan. 66 pages of the unclassified document were released to the New York Times, containing redactions, after a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. The investigation was instigated shortly after the drone [...]

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A disabled Iranian protestor sentenced to death earlier this week was reported tortured beforehand, according to Iran human rights sources Thursday. Mansour Dehmardeh was convicted of “spreading corruption on earth” through his participation in the continuing Mahsa Amini protests. Mahsa Amini was killed in the hands of Tehran morality police in 2022. Last month, Iran [...]

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The US House of Representatives Friday commemorated the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol with a moment of silence on its second anniversary. The ceremony drew mostly Democratic lawmakers, and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) appeared to be the only Republican in attendance. The ceremony was led by House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), former House [...]

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Iranian journalist Medhi Beik was arrested Thursday, according to his wife Zahra and reformist newspaper Etemad. Beik is Etemad’s political correspondent and has been interviewing families of protestors sentenced to death for the paper. Intelligence Ministry agents detained Beik Thursday night in Tehran but have yet to released the reasons for his arrest. Zahra Beik, [...]

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