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Amnesty International Wednesday said Lesotho must address police brutality, extrajudicial killings and torture ahead of the nation’s October 7 elections. The organization has collected evidence of many instances of torture at the hands of law enforcement and hopes candidates will make human rights a priority before and after the upcoming vote. This January, the Lesotho [...]

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The Australian Parliament, led by the Australian Labor Party, Wednesday introduced a bill to form a National Anti-Corruption Commission. In a speech, Labor MP and Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus described the commission’s proposed broad powers. The commission will be able to investigate ministers, parliamentarians, parliamentary staff, statutory office holders and all government employees and contractors for [...]

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RIA Novosti, a Russian state-owned news agency, Wednesday reported that leaders from the Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republics (LPR) were traveling to Moscow to complete the procedure of joining Russia. The results of the referenda for the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia were: Donetsk – 99.23% voted in favor of joining [...]

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In June 2022, after protests over a politician’s comments on the Prophet Muhammad took a violent turn, the Municipal Corporation in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh demolished the houses of protestors allegedly linked to the movement. This was just one instance in a series of property demolitions ordered by numerous Indian state governments — [...]

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Indian law students are reporting for JURIST on law-related developments in and affecting India. Here Apoorv Vats, a second-year student at NALSAR University of Law, files from Hyderabad on the inauguration of full video livestreaming from the Supreme Court of India.  On Tuesday September 27th the Supreme Court of India commenced livestreaming of court proceedings. The [...]

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Frank Garrison, a resident of Indiana, Tuesday sued the US Department of Education claiming the recent student debt forgiveness is unlawful. On August 24, the Biden administration announced that it would forgive between $10,000 and $20,000 in federal student loans for over 40 million borrowers. Garrison claims the forgiveness would create tax liabilities which make [...]

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Meta Tuesday stated it removed two “covert influence operations” which originated in China and Russia from its platforms for violating Meta’s ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’ (CIB) policy. The CIB report stated that a network which originated in China targeted, among others, the United States and the Czech Republic. In the Czech Republic, the Chinese operation criticized [...]

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Amnesty International Tuesday reported that Russian law enforcement beat and raped Russian activist Arytom Kamardin last week after he recited an anti-war poem, “Glory to Kievan Rus; Novorossiya sucks,” online. Kamardin was named a suspect for “inciting hatred or enmity with the threat of violence” under Article 282(2) of the Russian Criminal Code. If Kamardin [...]

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The National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) Tuesday released a report stating that black people in the United States are seven times more likely than white people to be falsely convicted of serious crimes, more likely to be the targets of police misconduct and spend more time in prison before being exonerated. NRE has documented and analysed [...]

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Amnesty International Tuesday called for immediate international action to ensure accountability the of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini’s death in the custody of Iranian police. The organization requests that Iran repeal the statutory provisions that impose compulsory veiling on women and girls, perpetuate sexual violence, and violate women’s dignity and abolish the morality police that enforce the [...]

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