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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Thursday urged Russia to keep two British members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF) who were sentenced to death in the largely unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) alive and to ensure that their conditions of detention are “appropriate.” The court granted urgent measures in the case after [...]

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Colombia’s Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non-Repetition (Truth Commission) Wednesday presented its final report on the prolonged Colombia conflict, reporting that approximately 450,664 people were killed over a period of nearly six decades.  The Truth Commission was constituted by a peace agreement (2016) between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces [...]

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A coalition of ten environmental groups Wednesday sued the US Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Land Management for resuming auctions to lease public lands with oil and gas reserves in eight western states. The environmental groups claim the auctions violate two laws and are incompatible with President Joe Biden’s climate-related promises. [...]

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The UN’s Independent Fact-Finding Mission (IFFM) on Libya Wednesday reported that Libyan authorities have committed crimes against humanity, war crimes, and gross human rights violations  under international law. The FFM was constituted in June 2020 to document human rights violations in Libya and to ensure those responsible are held accountable. FFM conducted 103 interviews with [...]

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Germany’s Neuruppin Regional Court in Brandenburg Tuesday convicted a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard of 3,518 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced him to five years imprisonment.  Former SS guard Josef Schuetz was charged for his participation in the “execution by firing squad of Soviet prisoners of war in 1942” and operating the gas [...]

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The UK government Wednesday unveiled new sanctions on members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle in response to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Among those sanctioned are Russia’s second richest man, Vladimir Potanin, and the president of a prominent Russian Coal mining company, Anna Tsivileva. Vladimir Potanin owns the conglomerate Interros, which operates in industries [...]

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Tuesday announced her administration would seek to reinstate a 2018 state law prohibiting abortion after six weeks, when embryonic cardiac activity is detected. The law was blocked by a state judge back in 2019 for violating the Iowa Constitution, but Reynolds’ administration is hoping that the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s [...]

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A US federal judge ruled Tuesday that former Uber security chief Joseph Sullivan must face wire fraud charges over his alleged involvement in trying to cover up a 2016 hack that exposed the personal information of 57 million passengers and drivers. US District Judge William Orrick rejected Sullivan’s claim that prosecutors failed to adequately argue [...]

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