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US sanctions 4 individuals for undermining democracy in Venezuela
The US Department of the Treasury announced Friday that it added four new Venezuelan nationals to its list of specially designated nationals.The individuals are David Eugenio De Lima Salas, Reinaldo Enrique Muñoz Pedroza, Indira Maira Alfonzo Iza (More)
Federal judge rules DHS cannot hold migrant children in hotels before expelling them
Judge Dolly Gee of the US District Court for the Central District of California ruled Friday that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must end their practice of holding migrant children in hotels before they can be expelled from the US.On M (More)
UN rights experts express concerns over Hong Kong National Security Law
Seven UN human rights experts signed a letter to the Chinese government expressing concerns about whether China is complying with its international obligations for human rights standards. The letter, made public Friday, specifically questioned The La (More)
Saudi Arabia court convicts 8 individuals for Jamal Khashoggi murder
A Saudi Arabia court on Monday convicted eight individuals in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The court overturned the previous death sentences of five of the individuals, sentencing them to 20 years in prison instead. Two o (More)
Philippines president pardons US Marine convicted of killing transgender woman
A US Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines was released from prison Monday after President Rodrigo Duterte granted him an absolute pardon. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced the decision on Twitter, stating th (More)
Advocates cite election risk in appeal to North Carolina Supreme Court over touchscreen voting machines
Voting rights advocates filed a motion Friday asking the North Carolina Supreme Court to review a superior court decision which denied them a preliminary injunction in a critical voting rights case.At issue is the decision by some counties in Nor (More)
Ex-Khmer Rouge leader 'Duch' dies at 77
Former Khmer Rouge leader Kaing Guek Eav, known as "Duch", died in prison on Wednesday at age 77. The Trial Chamber of The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) convicted Kaing in 2010 of multiple counts of war crimes and crimes aga (More)
Iran authorities committed widespread rights violations during 2019 protests: Amnesty
Iranian authorities committed widespread human rights violations during the 2019 protests, according to a report published Wednesday by Amnesty International. The protests followed a hike in fuel prices. In response to protests, the government report (More)
The Legal System Has No Integrity
Besides the fact that the legal system is an abstract entity incapable of possessing such anthropomorphic qualities, it has demonstrated a particularly bad track record for integrity. Some individual lawyers possess integrity; the law itself is a too (More)
Rwanda officials arrest Paul Rusesabagina of 'Hotel Rwanda' fame
The Rwanda Investigation Bureau has arrested Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda," on offenses related to terrorism, arson, kidnap and murder. The crimes were allegedly perpetrated against unarmed Rwandans in Nyabimata, N (More)