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South Korean prosecutors indicted Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung on Wednesday on bribery charges for allegedly facilitating a scheme with Ssangbangwool Group to illegally transfer US$8 million to North Korea, according to reports from local media. These transactions were purportedly to secure government support and guarantee for Ssangbangwool’s business ventures in North Korea and facilitate [...]

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The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan released a report (A/HRC/56/25) on Tuesday, ahead of the 56th session of the Human Rights Council taking place from June 18 to July 12, 2024, where the Special Rapporteur will address the findings. A critical analysis of the worsening subjugation of Afghan women and [...]

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Israeli forces have committed war crimes and violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, and there are “reasonable grounds” to conclude Hamas and loyalists have done the same, a UN inquiry concluded in a report released Wednesday. The report, which covers Hamas’ Oct. 7 attacks on Israeli civilians and the initial phase of Israel’s [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday in favour of the UK government’s decision to deny compensation to two men who had suffered a miscarriage of justice due to wrongful convictions. The case was brought by Victor Nealon and Sam Hallam, who served a combined 24 years in prison before their convictions [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday ruled against Koço Kokëdhima who complained to the court after his removal from Albania’s Parliament due to the former MP’s conflict of interest as the sole shareholder of a private joint-stock company, Abissnet SHA, that provided services to various public authorities. The court found the Albanian [...]

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The UN Office of The High Commissioner for Human Rights Spokesperson Jeremy Laurence expressed concerns on Tuesday over the impact on Palestinian civilians of the Israeli raid in An Nuseirat to secure the release of four hostages. The raid took place in a densely populated area, raising concerns over the respect of the principles of [...]

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The Parliament of Estonia issued a statement on Tuesday strongly condemning Georgia’s adoption of a controversial law requiring certain organizations to register as foreign agents, saying that it is “necessary” that Estonia block Georgia’s EU accession. Of the 70 members of the Riigikogu—the Parliament of Estonia—57 voted in favour of adopting the statement. The president [...]

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Hamas responded to a US-backed ceasefire proposal for Gaza, senior Hamas official Osama Hamdan told Al-Mayadeen TV on Tuesday. While expressing support for the broad outlines of the plan, the Palestinian group submitted “a few remarks” aimed at aligning the proposal with its positions. The US plan, presented by President Joe Biden last month, envisions a [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged Delhi police on Monday to end its investigation into three journalists from an Indian journalism platform named The Caravan. CPJ asked the police of India’s capital to investigate the people involved in attacks against the journalists during the 2020 Delhi riot. Shahid Tantray, Prabhjit Singh and a woman [...]

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Switzerland’s government revealed in a press conference on Monday that authorities registered cyberattacks in the run- up to the Summit on Peace in Ukraine planned on 15-16 June in Bürgenstock, Canton of Nidwalden. The President of the Swiss Confederation Viola Amherd asserted in response to a question about the adopted safety measures in preparation for [...]

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