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The US Department of Justice on Thursday found that the Phoenix Police Department and the City of Phoenix have engaged in excessive force, discrimination and general civil rights violations against Black, Latino, Native American and other marginalized communities. The findings were published in a 126-page report, ending an investigation that began in 2021. Attorney General Merrick [...]

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The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines stated on Friday that the military and other maritime law enforcement agencies are prepared to defend Filipino fishermen from China’s “anti-trespassing policy,” reinforcing the fishermen’s right to fish in the West Philippine Sea. General Romeo Brawner Jr. reaffirmed that Filipino fishermen should continue their [...]

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In a historic turn of events, an international diplomacy maneuver resulted in a rare prisoner swap that saw both Sweden and Iran gain the freedom of notable detainees. The exchange raised brows on the global stage due to the release of Iranian prison official Hamid Nouri, who was found guilty in a Swedish Court of [...]

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A coalition of human rights organizations released a joint statement on Friday calling on the Egyptian government to stop the recent targeting and retaliation against human rights lawyers. The coalition includes 28 rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Freedom House. The organizations expressed support for a letter by five UN Special Rapporteurs that was published [...]

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A US federal judge ordered a retrial on Friday in a case involving allegations that Virginia-based military contractor CACI Premier Technology, Inc. (CACI) contributed to the abuse and torture of detainees at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison two decades ago. Judge Leonie Brinkema granted the plaintiffs’ motion for a new trial and denied CACI’s motion for [...]

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Chiquita’s money helped buy weapons and ammunition used to kill innocent victims. —US Government sentencing memo, 2008 In 2007, Chiquita — one of the world’s largest banana producers — admitted that for years it had been knowingly paying a Colombian terrorist organization to protect its operations in the country. The consequence was predictably violent, allegedly [...]

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The UK Government announced Thursday its latest sanction package on Russia, the first to target Russia’s”shadow fleet” of oil ships, in a bid to hinder President Vladimir Putin’s ability to fund the country’s war against Ukraine. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made clear that the UK stands in support of Ukraine and that the sanction [...]

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A former British soldier, who is being referred to as Soldier F to protect his identity, was in court for the first time Friday as he faces charges for the murders of William McKinney and James Wray and five counts of attempted murder during Bloody Sunday. Bloody Sunday took place 52 years ago, on January [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Thursday urged cable operators from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to restore access to local news broadcasters Sakshi TV, TV9, NTV, and 10T. The CPJ called for the immediate restoration of the broadcasters, which have reportedly been blocked since June 6. CPJ India Representative Kunāl Majumder added: The [...]

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released a statement Friday criticising Greece’s response to the shipwreck off the coast of Pylos, Greece in 2023. The statement was released exactly one year after the “tragic” shipwreck which resulted in the loss of hundreds of people on the overcrowded vessel. The [...]

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