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The Editors Guild of India Wednesday demanded an urgent inquiry by the Supreme Court into allegations of widespread surveillance of journalists, civil society activists, businessmen and politicians by Indian government agencies using Pegasus, a hacking software created by the Israeli company NSO Group. The Guild pointed out NSO’s claims that the Pegasus software is sold [...]

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Justice Dikgang Moseneke, former South Africa Deputy Chief concluded Tuesday his inquiry into ensuring free and fair elections during COVID-19 and suggested postponement of local elections. The final report on the findings of the inquiry was submitted to the Electoral Commission of South Africa. The Commission stated that it will urgently study the report and [...]

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A spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned on Tuesday of an impending humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as mounting conflict gives rise to human suffering and civilian displacement. Speaking at a press briefing at the Palais des Nations, UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch raised concerns over the deteriorating conditions in [...]

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The US imposed restrictions Monday on visas held by 100 members of the Nicaraguan National Assembly and Nicaraguan judicial system over the crackdown on political opponents by President Daniel Ortega under “treason” laws ahead of November elections. The US State Department said that the visa restrictions apply to Nicaraguans that are believed to be responsible [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Friday against Chinese telecom provider Huawei’s plea to vacate a rule by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Under the rule, FCC designated Huawei and its American affiliate as a “national security risk.” The rule barred recipients of subsidies from the federal government from using the [...]

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