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Paul Gicheru, a Kenyan lawyer on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), was Tuesday found dead at his home in a suburb of Nairobi, his family and police said. The ICC charged Gicheru with witness tampering in a case linked to newly-elected Kenyan President William Ruto. BREAKING: Lawyer Paul Gicheru is dead, family confirms [...]

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Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Tuesday called for the immediate release of Algerian activist Slimane Bouhafs. According to organizations, Algerian authorities have progressively employed the Algerian penal code’s wide definition of terrorism to prosecute activists and human rights defenders and targeted other critics among the Algerian diaspora with travel bans and extradition. In 2016, [...]

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US federal prosecutors Tuesday began jury selection in the seditious conspiracy trial against the founder of the far-right group the Oath Keepers and four other associated individuals. The Department of Justice (DOJ) first charged the individuals in connection with the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot in January of this year. As of the time of [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Monday struck down California’s ban on private immigrant detention centers. Private prison operator GEO Group, Inc. and the Biden administration initiated a lawsuit against the ban in 2020. In an 8-3 decision, the Ninth Circuit stated that the California ban gave the state too much [...]

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Australian veteran Damien de Pyle Monday alleged that an Australian Federal Defense (ADF) conduct after capture training module left him and other soldiers with PTSD. Conduct after capture, previously known as resistance to interrogation, training is described by ADF to prepare personnel “to understand the rigors of captivity and exploitation while surviving the capture situation with dignity.” [...]

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Planned Parenthood of Arizona Monday asked an Arizona  state judge to stay a September 23 ruling which would allow a 1901 abortion ban to go into effect. The ban went into effect shortly after the Superior Court of Pima County ruling and bans all abortions unless the procedure is necessary to save a pregnant person’s [...]

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Cubans Monday voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a historic national referendum. Government officials announced that more than 3.9 million voters, or 66.9 percent, voted in favor of a new Family Code, and 1.95 million voters, 33 percent, opposed the ratification. The new code legalizes same-sex marriage and will allow same-sex couples to adopt. The [...]

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The International Criminal Court Monday (ICC) opened a trial against Mahamat Said Abdel Kani, alleged leader of the Séléka rebel group, for crimes humanity and war crimes in violation of the Rome Statute. Said allegedly committed these crimes in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) in 2013. Said pleaded not guilty to all charges. The ICC [...]

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The UK Government Monday announced that every Crown Court in England and Wales will utilize new technology to allow victims and witnesses of crimes to have their cross-examination recorded instead of being cross-examined in person during trial. According to officials, the goal of pre-recorded testimony is “to boost rape convictions and ensure better support for [...]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Monday charged three men for their roles “in orchestrating fraudulent manipulative securities trading schemes” which resulted in a $100 million valuation for a New Jersey deli and a $120 million valuation for a separate shell company. The SEC’s complaint states that Peter L. Coker Sr., Peter L. Coker Jr. and [...]

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