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During an event Tuesday, President of the United Republic of Tanzania John Magufuli appealed to the country’s judiciary to make court judgments more accessible to the people of Tanzania by publishing them in Kiswahili (also known as Swahili) rather than English. Magufuli argued that writing court judgments in English rather than Kiswahili “deprives citizens of [...]

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The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt (OLG) sentenced Stephan Ernst, a right-wing extremist, to life imprisonment Thursday for the murder of German politician Walter Lübcke. Ernst targeted Lübcke after listening to his speech in October 2015 at a citizens’ meeting, during which Lübcke advocated for the accommodation of immigrants seeking protection and stated: “It is [...]

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Spain’s public prosecutor announced?Thursday that she is investigating more than 200 cases of criminal mishandling of coronavirus in nursing homes. Attorney General Dolores Delgado began an investigation in March to gather information on “the existence of elderly people, some of them sick, living in extreme situations and poor sanitation conditions, as well as deceased residents,”?which [...]

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The Federal Council of Switzerland?released a statement?on Tuesday urging voters to reject the “Yes to a ban on full facial coverings” initiative. The electorate will vote on the initiative during the March 7 election. The Swiss government instead proposes a policy that would require persons wearing full facial coverings to remove them and identify themselves [...]

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The Mexican Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR)?announced?Thursday that it would not pursue charges against former Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos was arrested in the US in October on money laundering and drug-related?charges?that suggested a connection to the H-2 drug cartel. The US dropped the charges against Cienfuegos in November and released [...]

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Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has announced that it will begin vaccinating federal prisoners against the COVID-19 virus. The CSC expects to begin vaccinating older and medically compromised federal inmates on Friday, January 8, under the recommendation of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). In compliance with NACI recommendations, the CSC will administer the vaccine [...]

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The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced on Tuesday that it had initiated a criminal investigation against Alexei Navalny, a prominent leader of the Russian opposition to Vladimir Putin’s leadership. According to the investigation, Navalny, as head of various non-profit organizations such as the Fund for Organization and Coordination of the Protection of Citizens’ [...]

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The Italian Guarantor, a body of four members selected by Parliament to protect personal data, initiated proceedings?Tuesday against the social media network TikTok?for failing to protect minors, failing to prevent young children from joining the network, providing little clear information to TikTok users, and employing default settings which do not protect the privacy of users. [...]

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The US Department of Justice unsealed?an indictment Wednsesday?charging Cholo Abdi Abdullah, a Kenyan member of the al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group al Shabaab, with six counts of terrorism-related crimes for allegedly plotting an attack similar to those carried out by al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001. Al Shabaab, a wing of al Qaeda in East Africa, joined [...]

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