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The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) on Wednesday released a report detailing incidents of torture by Sri Lankan police and military against political prisoners, just days ahead of a UN summit on human rights. The ITJP took statements from 15 ethnic Tamilians who were illegally detained and tortured since the government of former defense [...]

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The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a statement on Friday condemning the increasing amount of violence against peaceful protestors in Afghanistan over the past month at the hands of the Taliban. The statement noted the use of live ammunition, batons and whips by Taliban forces against protestors, including large [...]

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The US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on Tuesday that Turkey cannot reclaim possession of the “Guennol Stargazer,” a 6,000-year-old marble idol owned by hedge fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt. While Judge Alison Nathan agreed with experts that the idol was originally manufactured in the region of Anatolia between 4800 and [...]

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US President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday calling for the declassification of some documents related to investigations carried out by the FBI on the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US. President Biden released a statement regarding the order saying that he made a campaign promise to ensure transparency regarding the attacks. This [...]

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Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, on Thursday issued warnings to Apple and Google that the tech giants will be subject to fines if they do not remove an app associated with jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny from their digital marketplaces. Roskomnadzor released the statement via the Russian Interfax News Agency, saying the app “is used to [...]

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On Wednesday, New Mexico’s attorney general filed a lawsuit in federal district court alleging that the maker of a highly popular mobile game knowingly collects and sells the personal data of children under the age of thirteen. Hector Balderas filed the lawsuit against Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the Angry Birds franchise. The game was [...]

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The United Nations Security Council, on Friday, issued a strong condemnation of the deadly August 26 terrorist bombing at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, calling the attack “especially abhorrent.” Current Council President T.S. Tirumurti issued the statement from the Council following the attack, which left more than 170 dead, including civilians seeking evacuation [...]

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Thirty-one UK and European-based civil society organizations have issued a letter to the UK Parliament calling for a ban on the use of live facial recognition technology (LFRT) by police and private companies. The UK government recently issued a new code of practice to provide guidance on the use of surveillance camera systems and facial [...]

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The US Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Biden administration Tuesday night when it refused to grant a stay of a lower court order requiring the administration reinstate a Trump-era immigration policy. The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), informally referred to as the “remain in Mexico” policy, requires that asylum seekers to the US remain [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday denied the Biden Administration a stay on a district court order reinstating a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their immigration cases are pending. At the end of 2018, the Trump Administration implemented the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) in response to [...]

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