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The EU sanctioned two Russian individuals Monday for their alleged human rights abuses including persecuting, detaining and torturing LGBTQ individuals in the Chechen Republic. Officials from the Chechen government have been repeatedly accused by international governments and human rights groups, like Human Rights Watch, of detaining, torturing and extrajudicially executing members of the Chechen LGBTQ [...]

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UN human rights experts demanded Thursday that Iranian authorities put an end to the torture of Iranian-Swedish scientist and academic Ahmadreza Djalali and called for his immediate release from custody due to the critical condition of his health. Djalali, who was charged with espionage while visiting Iran to attend workshops on disaster medicine, was detained [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury sanctioned the two adult children of commander-in-chief of the Myanmar military, Min Aung Hlaing, on Wednesday in response to the continued violence by military forces against protesters. In a press release, the Treasury Department labeled Min Aung Hlang as the leader of the military coup against Myanmar’s democratically elected [...]

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Jefferson County Circuit Judge Olu Stevens granted a motion to dismiss all charges against Kenneth Walker on Monday. Walker, who was Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, was originally charged with assault and attempted murder after shooting Louisville Metropolitan Police Officer Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the leg on the night that Taylor was killed in her apartment. The [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the consolidated cases of Davis v. Saul and Carr v. Saul on Wednesday. Both cases seek to address the issue of whether a claimant seeking disability benefits under the Social Security Act must first raise an issue before the Social Security Administration (SSA) if they wish to [...]

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The Biden administration said Tuesday that it will be sanctioning seven Russian officials in a cooperative effort with the EU to respond to the treatment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny by the Russian government. These new sanctions come after Navalny was arrested and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for violating parole. The EU and [...]

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Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) petitioned the US Supreme Court Thursday to take up a case alleging racial discrimination in admissions. The lawsuit alleges that Harvard University violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act through their “race-conscious” undergraduate admissions process. SFFA claims that the Harvard University Office of Admissions penalizes Asian-American applicants because “ [...]

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The North Dakota House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday that would exempt some locally made guns from federal regulations and laws. House Bill 1272, which passed with a 69-23 vote, provides that any “personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured commercially or privately in the state and which remains within the state is not subject [...]

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The Ugandan General Court Martial in Makindye denied bail for 36 members of the National Unity Platform (NUP) on Monday. The 36, along with another 13 NUP supporters who were previously released on bail, were arrested in December and January on charges for unlawful possession of ammunition during protests that preceded the January 14 election. [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked two federal appeals courts put a hold on the lower courts’ decisions blocking the former Trump administration’s restrictions on Chinese-owned apps WeChat and TikTok. The hold comes after two DOJ lawyers submitted unopposed motions for abeyance in the US Courts of Appeals for the Third and Ninth [...]

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