A spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Tuesday that he is “very concerned” by US President Donald Trump’s pardons of two US army officers and the restoration of rank of a Navy SEAL. The president last week granted full pardons to Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance and [...]

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Human rights groups filed a criminal lawsuit in Argentina on Wednesday, alleging that the government and military of Myanmar, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, have committed crimes against humanity and genocide against the ethnic Rohingya minority. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group in the Buddhist majority nation, residing largely in Rakhine state, [...]

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The Supreme Court of India issued a unanimous ruling Saturday in the decades-long Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land case, finding for the Hindus. A small plot of land about 1500 square yards in the city of Ayodhya in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has traditionally been believed by Hindus to be the birthplace [...]

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Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who serves as a director on the National Security Council (NSC), testified on Tuesday before the House committees overseeing the impeachment hearings about President Trump’s dealings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In his prepared remarks, Vindman expressed concern that the president and members of his administration were risking US national security [...]

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The Minnesota branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in state court on Monday seeking to overturn a law that denies felons who are on probation the right to vote. The suit claims the law violates equal protection, due process and voting rights guaranteed by the state constitution. Minnesota automatically disenfranchises [...]

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The US Supreme Court on Monday vacated a ruling by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan that had declared the Republican-drawn electoral map unconstitutional, remanding the case to the lower court. The Michigan suit had been brought by Democratic voters who alleged that the electoral map deliberately advantaged Republicans. In April [...]

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