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The Supreme Court of Tatarstan has sentenced Russian-American journalist Alsu Kurmasheva to 6 and a half years of imprisonment for spreading false information about the Armed Russian Forces of the Russian Federation in a secret trial, the court’s press service said on Monday. Alsu Kurmasheva worked for the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and [...]

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An ongoing march to parliament organized by young people over corruption in the Uganda government led to the arrests of protestors on Tuesday. Joel Ssenyonyi, the leader of the parliamentary opposition, also alleged in a Ugandan parliament speech that police have used excessive force against protestors. The Associated Press (AP) has reported a heavy police [...]

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The family members of Syrian-American Majd Kamalmaz filed a civil lawsuit against the Syrian government on Monday, seeking damages of at least $70 million for the unlawful detention, torture and killing of Kamalmaz. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the Kamalmaz family by law firm Miller & Chevalier in collaboration with the Syrian Emergency Task [...]

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Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi announced Tuesday the imposition of asset-freeze sanctions against Israeli settlers involved in violent acts against Palestinians in the West Bank. Hayashi noted that Japan, alongside the other G7 countries, would exercise sanctions against four Israeli settlers involved in the violent actions. These individuals would be subject to sanctions in [...]

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Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced on Monday that it arrested and charged Mason John Baker and Garry Belzevick for uttering death threats against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other politicians contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Section 264.1(1)(a) makes it an offence for anyone to knowingly utter, convey or cause [...]

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Mikalai Kazlou, former head of the banned Belarusian opposition United Civic Party, was released from prison on Monday, according to human rights group Viasna. Kazlou previously served 30 months in prison before his release. Kazlou was sentenced to two and a half years in prison over organizing or participating in acts that violated public order [...]

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The United Arab Emirates’s (UAE) Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal sentenced 57 Bangladeshis for unlawful assembly over gathering and inciting riots in the country, according to state-owned media outlet Emirates News Agency on Monday. Three Bangladeshis were sentenced to life imprisonment over “inciting riots” and calling for demonstrations to pressure the Bangladesh government, 53 [...]

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Bodycam footage released Monday by the Illinois State Police showed Sangamon County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Grayson shooting 36-year-old Sonya Massey, a Black woman, who was tending to a pot of boiling water. Grayson was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct for his actions. He was also fired [...]

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A UN Special Rapporteur released final findings Monday pressing for an international accountability mechanism to investigate and prosecute individuals involved in the mass arrest and killing of thousands during the 1980s. In the findings, Javaid Rehman, the Special Rapporteur for the Islamic Republic of Iran, set out how the violations of human rights committed during [...]

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The EU Foreign Affairs High Representative Josep Borrell characterized Hungarian President Viktor Orbán as being disloyal to the EU during a press conference Monday, after which he switched the locations of informal EU Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers meetings to Brussels rather than Budapest. Borrell negated Orbán’s characterization of the EU as “pro-war,” stating that [...]

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