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The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a criminal complaint in  Germany on Monday accusing five retailers of using forced labor in Xinjing in their production line. In a press statement by the ECCHR, information has found that companies including Lidl, Aldi, Hugo Boss, and others have “allegedly directly or indirectly abetted [...]

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Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation ruled Tuesday that total criminalization of abortion is unconstitutional. The unanimous decision from a bench of 10 judges invalidated Article 196 of the Penal Code of Coahuila. Article 196 provided that pregnant people who underwent elective pregnancy termination, or people that caused a pregnant person to have [...]

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Syrian refugees who returned to Syria after seeking refuge in another country have been tortured, raped and taken away by Syrian security forces, according to a report published on Tuesday by Amnesty International, The report, titled “You’re Going to Your Death,” documents 24 instances of violence or arbitrary detention against Syrian refugees who returned to [...]

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The Minsk Regional Court on Monday sentenced Maria Kolesnikova, one of the leaders of mass street protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko last year and a top member of the opposition Coordination Council, to 11 years in prison. Kolesnikova was accused and found guilty of a conspiracy committed with the aim of seizing state power [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) blocked the assets of four Iranian intelligence officials on Friday. The move bars US persons or individuals within the US from “dealings … that involve any property or interests in property of blocked or designated persons.” The move also warns that non-US persons [...]

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El Salvador’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice ruled Friday that the country’s president can serve two consecutive terms.  The ruling was made by judges who were appointed by lawmakers in May from incumbent President Nayib Bukele’s party. The previous justices had been removed by El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly. UN High Commissioner for [...]

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Denmark’s sixth impeachment trial in history began on Thursday over former minister Inger Stojeberg’s aggressive immigration policies. During Stojeberg’s term as Minister for Immigration, Integration and Housing from 2015 to 2019, she imposed more than 100 new amendments limiting the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers. Her proposals included a plan that would send refugees [...]

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The Delhi High Court granted bail Friday to five individuals arrested by the Delhi Police last year for allegedly participating in an anti-CAA protest that led to riots in the national capital. In the bail order, the high court observed that “the sole act of protesting should not be employed as a weapon to justify [...]

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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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The European Union’s (EU) highest court Thursday ruled that the zero-tariff plans offered by internet access providers are contrary to the regulations on Open Internet Access and incompatible with EU law. Zero-tariff is a commercial plan offered to attract customers in which data used on specific applications offered by partners of that access provider will [...]

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