The Dutch government announced Friday that the Netherlands would seek to hold Syria accountable for human rights violations of its citizens. The Dutch government further explained that the Assad regime has violated the UN Convention against Torture in its ongoing civil war. In a letter to the Dutch parliament, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok remarked: Today [...]

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TikTok, a Chinese social media company, filed a complaint in federal court in Washington, DC, Friday to block the US ban on TikTok. In its complaint, TikTok requested that the court prevent the enforcement of the ban and declare the ban unlawful and unconstitutional. TikTok cited the following reasons to support the court block enforcement [...]

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US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler granted a preliminary injunction Saturday against President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13943 to prohibit transactions related to WeChat. Citing concerns with national security since WeChat is owned by Tencent Holdings, a Chinese company, Trump prohibited “any transaction that is related to WeChat by any person, or with respect to any [...]

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Ethiopia’s attorney general filed charges on Saturday against 24 activists for alleged terrorism and incitement to violence. Jawar Mohammed and Bekele Gerba, two leading opposition politicians of the Oromo Federalist Congress, were among those charged. Jawar and Gerba belong to the ethnic Oromo group. Despite being the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, Oromos have historically [...]

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Peru’s congress unsuccessfully attempted to impeach President Martín Vizcarra on Friday on the grounds of “moral incapacity.” Vizcarra faced the impeachment hearing despite his appeal to delay congressional efforts to remove him from his office, which was rejected by the country’s constitutional court on Thursday. The motion to impeach Vizcarra gained support from 32 of [...]

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The Campaign Legal Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) calling for an investigation into current Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s alleged activity to reimburse employees for their political campaign contributions. Based on investigations from the Washington Post and the New York Times, DeJoy allegedly violated the Federal Election Campaign Act when [...]

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Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA)  judge James Spigelman resigned on Friday due to concerns over Beijing’s new national security law that many fear infringes on Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms. Without offering details, Spigelman said he will step down for reasons “related to the content of the national security legislation.” A spokesperson for Chief [...]

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The UN Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution, calling upon the Belarusian authorities to enter into a dialogue with the political opposition. The resolution expressed serious concern regarding the human rights violations committed in Belarus in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and in its aftermath, including numerous acts of torture; enforced [...]

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A Michigan state Court of Claims ruling on Friday held that absentee ballots must be counted as long as they were postmarked by November 2 and received within fourteen days. The case was brought by a group of Plaintiffs including the Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans. The plaintiffs requested injunctive relief in three different issues. [...]

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