The Canadian government announced Friday it would file an appeal of a Federal Court judgement that found it acted illegally when responding to Freedom Convoy protests in 2022. That judgement held that the government’s invocation of the federal Emergencies Act in response to the protests exceeded its authority and violated some protesters’ constitutional rights. Canada’s [...]

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The Court of First Instance of Tunis sentenced prominent opposition figure Jawher Ben Mbarek to six months in prison, his sister and lawyer Dalila Ben Mbarek Masddek announced in a live video on Facebook on Saturday. The case was brought by the Independent Higher Authority for Elections (ISIE) against Ben Mbarek regarding his criticism of [...]

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Cybersecurity and digital governance organization NetBlocks reported a new national-scale disruption to X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday in Pakistan, as protests erupted following allegations of election fraud. Netblocks first published evidence of a disruption to the platform on February 10, two days after the parliamentary vote, which was marked by violent protests and controversies. The [...]

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Police in Russia detained more than 400 people across the country at rallies honoring late opposition leader Alexei Navalny over the weekend, according to a list of detainees published by Russian human rights group OVD-Info on Saturday and reporting from Radio Free Europe on Sunday. Federal authorities announced earlier this week that Navalny died in [...]

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The Malaysian federal court declared several Kelantan state Sharia laws to be unconstitutional in a judgement on Friday. The decision followed a petition deposited by lawyer Nik Elin Zurina Nik Abdul Rashid and her daughter, Tengku Yasmin Natasha Tengku Abdul Rahman, to challenge the constitutionality of provisions of the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code (I) Enactment [...]

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UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Bintou Keita in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) condemned a series of attacks targeting UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) personnel in a statement on X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday. Keita said that “Weakening MONUSCO means strengthening the negative forces that it [...]

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The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) agreed Tuesday to the UK government’s deal regarding the restoration of Stormont power-sharing in Northern Ireland and the operation of the Windsor Framework. DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson announced the decision on X (formerly Twitter), stating the government will “publish new measures that are designed to restore Northern Ireland’s place [...]

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The Saudi Arabian Oversight and Anti-corruption Authority (Nazaha) announced Sunday the arrest of the CEO of the Royal Commission for Al Ula, a historical oasis in the Medina province located in the north-west of the kingdom, Amr bin Saleh Abdulrahman Al Madani, on charges of money laundering and abuse of authority. According to Nazaha, the [...]

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Ethiopian Ambassador to Somalia, Muktar Mohamed Ware, issued an apology on Sunday following reports of his possible dismissal over remarks he made regarding the country in an interview with Ethiopian local media. Ware reportedly said that Somalia is a nation “created by colonialists” and that “Somaliland is an independent country which has both de facto [...]

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The French government introduced a series of urgent measures on Friday that abandon its plan to reduce state subsidies on agricultural diesel. The measures included emergency solutions aiming to make the life of farmers easier and protect their income, and were announced within “a logic of agricultural independence and food sovereignty, with healthy, safe and [...]

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