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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched Friday an investigation into Google’s proposals to remove third party cookies on Chrome and replace them with other tools and functionality to protect user privacy under its “Privacy Sandbox” project. Google announced the Privacy Sandbox project in August 2019, aimed at overcoming “cross-site tracking,” or companies collecting users’ [...]

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The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore, Pakistan sentenced Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, leader of the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), to five years in prison for terror financing on Friday. The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested Lakhvi on January 2, 2021 for running a medical dispensary to collect and disburse funds for terrorist activities. The ATC [...]

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Indonesia released Abu Bakar Bashir, the leader of terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), from prison on Friday. Bashir is responsible for orchestrating a terrorist attack that killed 202 people in Bali in 2002.  JI allegedly has a connection with Al-Qaeda and both groups were responsible for the 2002 bombings. JI is also responsible for a [...]

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Uganda’s main opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, who goes by the name Bobi Wine, asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) Thursday to investigate president Yoweri Museveni, Security Minister Elly Tumwine, and eight other senior officials for sanctioning human rights abuses. The brief filed by Wine refers to incidents dating back to 2018 where military and police had [...]

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The Iraq judiciary issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump on Thursday for the premeditated killing of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis last January. Trump is charged under Article 406 of the Iraqi Penal Code, which carries the death sentence in all cases of premeditated murder. Al-Muhandis died in the drone strike Trump ordered to [...]

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In response to Wednesday’s attack on the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released a statement Thursday condemning the “deliberate distortion of facts” by American politicians, especially concerning the presidential election and allegations of voter fraud. The statement also voiced support for a “thorough investigation” into [...]

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Julian Assange was denied bail by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Wednesday, just days after the judge blocked his extradition to the US. Assange faces espionage charges in the US and spent almost a year-and-a-half in a UK prison while awaiting the extradition ruling. On Monday, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused extradition mainly [...]

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Fifty-three pro-democracy activists, including political candidates and academics, were arrested in Hong Kong Wednesday. The arrestees were detained for attempting to overthrow the government under the National Security Law. Among the arrestees were American human rights lawyer John Clancey as well as long-established opposition figures James To and Claudio Mo. The arrests were defended by [...]

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The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced Wednesday that it will be delisting three Chinese telecommunication companies, reversing course after backing away earlier in the week from a previously announced delisting. The NYSE will delist China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom, all of which were targeted by an executive order signed by US President [...]

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