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In a phone call Saturday, US President Donald Trump urged Georgia’s secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes,” accusing him of unlawfully reporting false election results. The Washington Post released an audio recording of the entire hour-long call Sunday, as well as a transcript, but edited the name of an individual to whom [...]

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President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation on Thursday titled the “Proclamation on Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Continue to Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market.” This proclamation extended two previous presidential proclamations: Proclamation 10014 and Proclamation 10052. Under Proclamation 10014, the president had previously suspended the “entry of aliens [...]

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Rights organizations decried the four year prison sentence handed down to Zhang Zhan, a citizen-journalist, by a Chinese court on Monday. She was found guilty of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” charges sometimes used by authorities to quell dissent. Zhang, a 37-year-old former lawyer, had reported on the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan beginning in February. [...]

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The European Commission Saturday published the proposed Brexit trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) that was announced Thursday. Since the UK officially left the EU on January 31, it has been in an 11-month transition period. During this period, the UK did not have representation in the European Parliament [...]

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US President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign committee petitioned the Supreme Court on Sunday to reverse three election-related decisions made by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The filing states that “n key jurisdictions across the country, state and local election officials and courts altered or ignored state election laws,” in alleged violation of the US Constitution. [...]

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The US Supreme Court declined Thursday to delay the execution of 40-year-old Brandon Bernard, who was subsequently pronounced dead by legal injection at the Federal Correctional Center in Terre Haute, Indiana at 9:27 PM local time. Bernard had filed an emergency request seeking a stay of execution. Bernard was one of five adolescents convicted for [...]

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Egyptian prosecutors ordered the release Thursday of three human rights workers who had been arrested last month on terrorism-related charges. At the time of the release, it was unclear whether the release indicated that the charges had been dropped. However, Cairo’s Third Circuit Terrorism Court ordered on Sunday a temporary freeze of “all personal assets [...]

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The UN observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)on Thursday, calling for greater protection of their human rights. The IDPD was initially proclaimed by UN General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of IDPD “aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and developments.” The UN [...]

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The European Parliament has?passed?a resolution on “the deteriorating situation of human rights in Algeria.” The resolution focused on the imprisonment of journalist Mohamed Khaled Drareni. ?Through this resolution, the European Parliament condemned “the escalation of arbitrary and unlawful arrests, detentions, and judicial harassment of journalists, human rights defenders, trade unionists, lawyers, civil society, and peaceful [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights held Friday that the deportation of Charles Unuane, a Nigerian national convicted of falsifying documents, violated Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Unuane, a Nigerian national who has been living in the UK since 1998, had been convicted of falsifying documents [...]

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