The trial of Sierra Leone national Gibril Massaquoi, accused of committing serious war crimes during Liberia’s second civil war between 1999 and 2003, began Monday in Findland’s Tampere District Court, where the state prosecution outlined the extent of the accused’s suspected crimes. Having lived in the Tampere region for the past 10 years as a [...]

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The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday suspended the controversial Bombay High Court judgment which held that there had to be “skin to skin contact” for an offense to constitute sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO). The stay was ordered by Chief Justice Sharad Bobde after Attorney General KK [...]

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Two female judges from Afghanistan’s Supreme Court were assassinated Sunday in Kabul, adding to the most recent wave of targeted killings over the last few months. A spokesperson for the Supreme Court confirmed that the judges, who have not been named, were killed on their way to work in the morning, when unidentified assailants ambushed [...]

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Voters in Kyrgyzstan opted to increase presidential powers in a referendum conducted Sunday in parallel with the snap presidential election that saw the victory of populist politician Sadyr Japarov. Preliminary results published by the Central Election Commission revealed Japarov to be leading with almost 80 percent of the vote, and his closest competitor?Adakhan Madumarov significantly [...]

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The Supreme Court of India requested Monday that the government repeal a 2017 law that allows cattle to be confiscated from farmers because they are suspected of cruelty towards animals. Supposedly acting in accordance with the 2017 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, which were a modification of [...]

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Over 500 bereaved relatives of COVID-19 victims in Italy announced Wednesday that they were pursuing civil action against Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Health Minister Roberto Speranza and Governor Attilio Fontana of Lombardy, one of Italy’s worst-affected regions. The plaintiffs are members of a committee named “Noi Denunceremo” (we will go to court), which has committed [...]

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Queensland Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman has announced that the introduction of voluntary assisted dying legislation will be delayed until May 2021, promising that the delay will not have a detrimental impact on the state. The delay follows the Queensland Government’s recommitment to introducing assisted dying laws when Anastasia Palaszczuk’s Labour Government was re-elected in October this [...]

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John Brennan, CIA Director between 2013 and 2017, took to Twitter Friday to condemn the reported assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, labeling it as “criminal”, “highly reckless”, adding that if it were found to be a “state-sponsored attack,” it would be a “flagrant violation of international law.” According to Iranian news reports, Fakhrizadeh was [...]

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Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulani, was released on bail from detention Friday after being charged with violating the government’s COVID-19 rules by holding political rallies. Wine’s arrest Wednesday sparked a series of violent protests that claimed the lives of 37 people. Following the news of Wine’s arrest on Wednesday, [...]

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