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Indian Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah declared on Thursday the discontinuation of the India-Myanmar Free Movement Regime (FMR), which allowed for people from India and Myanmar to move freely between the two countries. Shah claimed the decision will bolster internal Indian security and preserve the demographic structure of India’s northeastern states that share a [...]

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A Moscow court issued an arrest warrant in absentia on Tuesday for exiled novelist Grigori Chkhartishvili (under pen name Boris Akunin) over his critique of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Accused of justifying terrorism and spreading “fake news” about the Russian army, Akunin, who has resided outside Russia since 2014, faces charges initiated last month by [...]

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Ruslin Jusoh, Director-General of Malaysia’s Immigration Department, announced Thursday that 131 primarily Rohingya men from Myanmar escaped from the Bidor Immigration Detention Center in Perak, Malaysia, with one being killed. Perak police provided details of the incident, revealing that the fatal event occurred during a riot within the detention center when an escapee attempted to [...]

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The India Supreme Court orally observed and mandated the Bihar government Tuesday to reveal a detailed breakdown of caste survey data, emphasizing the need for transparency to enable challenges to its findings. While denying interim relief to those contesting the caste survey and the supporting verdict from the Patna High Court, the court stressed the [...]

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The Telegraph released an exclusive report claiming that there is an extensive illicit cash-for-kidney transplant scheme purportedly linked to Apollo Hospitals in Delhi, prompting an investigation by Delhi authorities. The report alleges that individuals from Myanmar were enticed into selling their kidneys to affluent patients, potentially infringing upon Indian and international laws prohibiting organ trafficking. [...]

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In response to the recent deaths of six Nepali citizens serving in the Russian army, Nepali authorities have apprehended 12 individuals suspected of involvement in an illegal operation coercing unemployed youths to join the Russian military campaign in Ukraine on Wednesday. The detainees are accused of extorting significant amounts—up to $9000—from victims, falsely promising travel [...]

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Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of the Kremlin, announced via social media on Friday that the Russian Investigative Committee opened a new criminal case against him. Via his associates on the Telegram platform, Navalny said that he was charged under Article 214 of the Russian Penal Code, which pertains to vandalism. However, Navalny was not informed [...]

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A district court in Kazan, Russia extended on Friday the detention of Alsu Kurmasheva, a journalist holding both Russian and United States citizenship, according to Russian state media. Kurmasheva faces allegations of failing to adhere to Russia’s stringent foreign agent registration law. This decision, extending her confinement until February 5, was made without setting a [...]

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Kashmiri journalist Fahad Shah, who endured nearly 21 months in jail on charges of “anti-national content” and “glorifying terrorism” in Kashmir, secured bail on Friday from Indian authorities. Shah’s release came three months after the authorities blocked the Kashmir Walla, a publication he founded and leads. Despite the difficulty of obtaining bail under India’s anti-terrorism laws, [...]

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Ade Safri Simanjuntak, Jakarta police’s director for special crime, affirmed Wednesday the existence of “sufficient evidence” warranting the identification of Firli Bahuri, the Chairman of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), as a suspect in an alleged extortion case involving the former Indonesian Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo. The police disclosed that the charges against [...]

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