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The United States Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions Friday on 11 Hong Kong and mainland China officials over their involvement in undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy and curtailing citizens’ freedom of expression and assembly through the implementation of the National Security Law. Among those sanctioned is Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, characterized by the Treasury [...]

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Multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi has been charged with manslaughter in France due to congenital disorders linked to its drug for epilepsy. The indictment filed Monday arose from four infants’ deaths from 1990 to 2014. The infants passed away after their mothers had taken the drug during their pregnancies. The court will now undertake an investigation [...]

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A Holocaust survivor in the Netherlands has filed legal claims with Germany and its national railway company demanding compensation from the company for its role in the Holocaust. Salo Muller, now 84 years old, was a child when his parents were murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Muller is seeking compensation that includes 16 million [...]

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The Turkish Parliament ratified a bill Wednesday to regulate social media in the country, with backing from the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and its ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). The bill requires foreign-based social media websites with more than one million users to appoint representatives based in Turkey to address any concerns that [...]

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A Bangladeshi migrant will be deported and blacklisted from Malaysia for speaking about the situation of migrant workers in Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The immigration department had issued a wanted notice on July 7 against Mohamad Rayhan Kabir for investigation under the Immigration Act 1959/63. Rayhan’s work permit had shortly been revoked and he [...]

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The Mexico City Congress has approved a bill reforming the city’s penal code to criminalize conversion therapy. The reform seeks to penalize practitioners of conversion therapy, and the relevant provision in the Code specifies “the criminalization of contracts, treatments, therapies or services, tasks or activities that pretend to correct the sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression [...]

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Australia has formally disputed several of China’s maritime claims over the South China Sea. In a submission to the United Nations filed Thursday, the Permanent Mission of Australia said: The Australian government rejects any claims by China that are inconsistent with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), in particular, maritime [...]

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A Hamburg juvenile court convicted a 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard on Thursday on 5,232 counts of accessory to murder and one count of accessory to attempted murder. Bruno Dey has been given a two-year suspended sentence, bringing to a close the trial that had begun in October. While Dey apologized to the victims and [...]

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