British Virgin Islands (BVI) Governor Augustus Jaspert announced Monday that an independent inquiry into allegations of government corruption would soon begin and last approximately six months. The BVI governor has the support of UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who issued his own statement on the matter, informing the public that the UK government is “responsible [...]

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Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday announced the country’s withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies following the US departure from the treaty last year. In a statement, Russia maintained that the US departure from the agreement was done under an “artificial pretext” and that it “essentially destroyed the balance of interests reached when [...]

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The NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) on Monday announced the initiation of The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP), which aims to educate and train individuals to become civil rights attorneys that will serve the needs of southern Black communities. The MMSP is searching for “brilliant minds who are dedicated to pursuing racial justice in the South, [...]

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Federal death row inmate Lisa Montgomery was executed in Terre Haute, Indiana, early Wednesday morning. She became the first woman on death row to be executed since 1953. Montgomery was charged in 2008 with the strangulation of a pregnant Missouri woman and with cutting and removing the child from her body. Attorneys for Montgomery made [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Friday sanctioned Iraqi military leader Falih al-Fayyadh for alleged human rights abuses that occurred during civilian protests in 2019. As a result of the sanctions, al-Fayyadh’s property interests located in the US are now blocked. The Treasury Secretary has authority to issue sanctions [...]

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Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was arrested in Washington, DC, Monday on a misdemeanor count for burning a Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag last month. On December 12, members of the extremist group burned at least one BLM flag hung at Asbury United Methodist Church, a historically Black church located in the northwest section of [...]

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On Wednesday human rights activist and civil rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo was freed on bail. Justice Jane Okuo Kajuga of the High Court ruled that Opiyo may be released from prison after making a cash deposit and surrendering his passport. Opiyo’s arrest on December 22 for allegedly violating the Anti-Money Laundering Act sparked worldwide criticism [...]

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Ugandan authorities Tuesday arrested prominent human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo. Eyewitnesses maintain that plainclothes police handcuffed Opiyo along with four others and drove them away in vehicles with tinted windows. Since the arrest, Opiyo has had no contact with his lawyers or his family, a violation of both international human rights law and African human [...]

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Amsterdam District Court has upheld a prior restitution committee decision that a painting by artist Wassily Kandinsky belongs to the Stedelijk Museum, not to the original Jewish owner’s heirs. The painting, titled “Painting With Houses,” was sold in 1940 to the Amsterdam city council months after the Nazis invaded the city. The Lewenstein family sued [...]

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