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UN, G7 leaders call for investigation into poisoning of Alexei Navalny
G7 foreign ministers condemned the poisoning of Alexei Navalny Wednesday. The statement comes after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called Tuesday for an independent Russian investigation into the poisoning. The G7 foreign min (More)
Russia court fines opposition leader's anti-corruption foundation for violating regulations
The Simonovsky District Court in Moscow has fined Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, FBK, 600,000 rubles ($8,262) for violating Russian NGO laws regarding foreign agents, reports Russian court watchdog RAPSI. (More)
Russia referendum allows Putin to stay in power through 2036
Russian President Vladimir Putin won a referendum vote on Thursday, allowing him to stay in office through 2036. Putin's constitutional amendments garnered close to 78 percent of the votes. Approximately 65 percent of voters turned out.The consti (More)
Europe rights court rules Russia violated activist Alexei Navalny's human rights
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Russia violated the rights of opposition leader Alexei Navalny by placing him under house arrest in 2014.Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, spent 10 months under house ar (More)
Europe rights court rules arrests of Russia activist Alexei Navalny violated his rights
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that the repeated arrests of Russian lawyer and political activist Alexei Navalny were politically motivated and a violation of his rights.Navalny stated that he is happy with the outcome but expe (More)
Russia rights group: more than 1,000 detained at protests across nation
A Russian rights group on Monday reported  that more than 1,000 people were detained at anti-government protests across the nation.The OVD-Info group , which tracks police detentions, said that 1,018 people were detained during multiple Sunday de (More)
Russia election monitors witness electoral fraud
Golos , a Russian organization which advocates for fair elections, reported numerous, large-scale instances of electoral fraud at Sunday's election, in which Vladimir Putin was reelected. In addition to members monitoring the voting facilities in p (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on Wednesday withdrew the foreign ministry's warning to the head of the UN International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) , Iván Velásque (More)
Europe rights court: Russia opposition leader's conviction arbitrary
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that the conviction of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for fraud and money laundering was arbitrary and unfair, and granted damages.The court also found that Navalny's brother, O (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 7 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday passed bill S-226 , the "Magnitsky Act," which would allow for the Canadian government to take "restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals re (More)
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