Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans

Campaigners say government going backwards by targeting ‘lifestyle’ users of class A drugs with tough criminal sanctions Middle-class drug users are to be targeted as part of a 10-year strategy to be announced by Boris Johnson’s government with a heavy focus on war-on-drugs-era punishment. So-called “lifestyle” users of class A drugs face losing their passports or drivingContinue reading “Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans”

School bullies to face jail under law approved by French MPs

Draft legislation also proposes maximum fine of €150,000 in most serious cases The French parliament has voted to make school bullying a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison, as MPs said society needed a wake-up call on the seriousness of children targeting their peers. The proposed law was supported by EmmanuelContinue reading “School bullies to face jail under law approved by French MPs”

El Salvador violated rights of woman who had abortion and died in prison, court rules

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that El Salvador had violated the rights of a woman who was sent to prison for breaching the country’s tough abortion laws and died while serving her 30-year sentence. An El Salvador court sentenced the woman only identified as Manuela in 2008 for aggravated homicide afterContinue reading “El Salvador violated rights of woman who had abortion and died in prison, court rules”

UK: Co-Founder of Banned Neo-Nazi Group Convicted of Terror Offences

Ben Raymond, founder of UK neo-Nazi group National Action, was also convicted of holding information useful to a terrorist. The co-founder and chief propagandist of banned UK neo-Nazi group National Action was found guilty of being a member of a banned terrorist organisation on Thursday. Ben Raymond, a 32-year-old from Swindon in southwest England, helpedContinue reading “UK: Co-Founder of Banned Neo-Nazi Group Convicted of Terror Offences”

Belarus’ oldest newspaper is banned as extremist

Belarus’ oldest newspaper was banned on the 115th anniversary of its founding Tuesday, the latest move in the government’s relentless crackdown on independent media in the ex-Soviet nation. The Nasha Niva newspaper was outlawed as extremist by the Central District court in Minsk, which acted upon the request of the Ministry of Information. The rulingContinue reading “Belarus’ oldest newspaper is banned as extremist”

Xinjiang footage sheds new light on Uyghur detention camps

A YouTube video of Xinjiang detention facilities has rekindled concern over China’s crackdown on ethnic minorities. Researchers say the videos offer new evidence, but many fear for the vlogger’s safety. A 20-minute video featuring more than a dozen detention facilities in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has offered fresh evidence and renewed the discussion around China’s large-scaleContinue reading “Xinjiang footage sheds new light on Uyghur detention camps”

Over 1,000 people, mostly Tigrayans, detained in Ethiopia in a week – UN

At least 1,000 people, mostly ethnic Tigrayans, have been detained in cities across Ethiopia in the past week, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on Nov. 2, a year after the conflict erupted between the federal government and forces aligned with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the politicalContinue reading “Over 1,000 people, mostly Tigrayans, detained in Ethiopia in a week – UN”

UN investigator: Crimes against humanity under Myanmar junta

The head of the U.N. body investigating the most serious crimes in Myanmar said that preliminary evidence collected since the military seized power on Feb. 1 shows a widespread and systematic attack on civilians “amounting to crimes against humanity.” Nicholas Koumjian told U.N. reporters Friday that the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, which he heads,Continue reading “UN investigator: Crimes against humanity under Myanmar junta”

Report: Charlottesville Defendant Watched Tucker Carlson To Prep For Trial – MSNBC

To prepare to represent himself in court, one of the Charlottesville defendants watched Tucker Carlson with white supremacists in prison, according to Buzzfeed News. In his opening statement, he quoted Hitler’s, “Mein Kampf,” and then later used the N-word. 

Soldier admits role in 1987 murder of Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader Sankara

A former army private admitted at a trial on Tuesday that he had helped transport a hit squad to assassinate Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, 34 years ago. The trial unfolding at a military court in Ouagadougou is being closely followed by the Burkinabe public, many of whom hope it will shed light onContinue reading “Soldier admits role in 1987 murder of Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader Sankara”

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