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Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty Thursday to drug trafficking in Khimki Russia amid accusations that she was wrongfully detained in the country. According to Russian state news agency TASS, Griner admitted her guilt but stated there was no intent to smuggle the drugs into the country. Griner is accused of [...]

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The Law Commission of England and Wales Thursday released new recommendations for reforming the criminal code surrounding the taking and sharing of non-consensual sexual images. In England and Wales only “upskirting” and voyeurism are criminalized, but other offenses such as “deepfakes” (putting someone’s face on an existing pornographic video), “downblousing,” and “nudifiying” images (adding someone [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Thursday ruled that Greece’s “pushback” operation that led to the sinking of a migrant boat, killing eleven (including children and infants), violated articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. In Safi and others v. Greece, the court held that the behavior of Greek security [...]

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The European Union (EU) Tuesday officially approved two landmark pieces of digital consumer protection legislation: the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA). The packages, originally proposed in December 2020, includes bans on targeted advertising for children, dark patterns (apps that trick people into giving away personal information), companies favoring their own [...]

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The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Monday ruled in favor of drug companies in landmark case City of Huntington, West Virginia v. AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation et al. Drug companies McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health have been found not responsible for the current and ongoing opioid abuse epidemic in West [...]

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A Turkish court on Monday held that it would not extradite Samir Nasri Salem Handal to Haiti to stand trial for his alleged involvement in the 2021 assassination of the country’s President Jovenel Moïse. Moïse served as President of Haiti from 2017 until his assassination in July 2021. Handal was apprehended while attempting to leave [...]

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Monday announced in a press conference that it lifted sanctions on Mali and Burkina Faso. ECOWAS previously imposed economic sanctions on both states in January due to political coups, turmoil and concerns over the loss of democratic rule. The sanctions were lifted after the Junta agreed to [...]

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British citizen Aiden Aslin, who was sentenced to death last month for “forcible seizure of power and mercenary activities” in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Monday appealed his conviction, according to Russian news agencies TASS, which is state-owned, and Interfax. Aslin was captured while fighting in Ukraine’s Mariupol and sentenced to death along with [...]

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Monday released a report containing evidence of mass graves in the Libyan city of Tarhuna. The report estimates there could be as many as 100 undiscovered mass graves in the city. It claims that the al-Kaniyat militia, in power in Tarhuna from 2016 to 2020, is responsible [...]

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Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev Saturday announced that he would not proceed with a planned constitutional reform to remove the autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan‘s right to secede from Uzbekistan via referendum.  Mirziyoyev made an emergency trip to Nukus, the capital of Karakalpakstan, on Saturday following the start of protests on Friday. A month-long state of emergency in the [...]

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