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Find Out How Russia Tries to Silence Crimean Tatars

July 11, 2019           |                                       

(Berlin, July 12, 2019) – Russian authorities have brought unfounded terrorism charges against 24 Crimean Tatars, 20 of whom were arrested during heavily armed raids on their homes in the spring of this year, Human Rights Watch said today. Security officers tortured four of the men, denied lawyers access to search sites, planted evidence, and […]

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Wave Of Support For Russian Journalist Golunov Following Arrest On Drug Charges

June 10, 2019           |                                       

Ivan Golunov, a reporter for news site Meduza, was arrested in Moscow on June 6 and sentenced to two months of house arrest pending his trial on charges of drug trafficking. Journalists have rallied to Golunov’s defense, saying the charges were fabricated in retaliation for the reporter’s work. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-journalist-golunov-arrest/29991832.html

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Injured Russian UN Employee In Kosovo Being Transferred To Serbia

May 30, 2019           |                                       

PRISTINA – The United Nation’s mission in Kosovo says that one of its two staff members who were arrested and sustained “injuries” during a police operation earlier this week is being transferred to a medical facility in neighboring Serbia. In a statement on May 30, the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) said […]

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Pakistan Arrests Second Pashtun Lawmaker Over 'Attack' On Troops

May 30, 2019           |                                       

A second Pakistani lawmaker accused of being behind an alleged attack on a military post has been arrested, a provincial spokesman said. Shaukat Yousafzai, a spokesman in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, said parliament member Mohsin Dawar was captured in a raid in North Waziristan on May 30. However, local sources said Dawar turned himself in voluntarily. […]

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WikiLeaks on Wednesday said it was gravely concerned for the health of its publisher, Julian Assange, and questioned Britain’s “standing as a human-rights abiding nation.” WikiLeaks has condemned Britain for its treatment of Julian Assange, expressing “grave concerns” for the health of its publisher who has been transferred to the health ward of Belmarsh prison […]

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Julian Assange was arrested inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11. The Australian-born co-founder of Wikileaks had been trapped in the building since 2012 after taking refuge there. He was immediately found guilty of failing to surrender to a British court, and was taken to Belmarsh prison. An extradition to the United States […]

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Florida deputy’s assault on high school student caught on video By Genevieve Leigh 22 April 2019 Bystander footage from an incident last Thursday caught a Florida sheriff’s deputy savagely attacking a high school student in a McDonald’s parking lot. The assault took place in suburban Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, the same county as the […]

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The Coalition of the US Justice Department and GE against Alstom

April 20, 2019           |                                       

France doesn’t know it, but we are at war with the US. … Yes, the Americans are hard-nosed, they are voracious, they want unilateral global dominance. It is an unknown war, an ongoing war, with no apparent deaths and yet a war to the death. — François Mitterand A Frenchman called Frédéric Pierucci, with co-author […]

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Assange Arrest: “A Definite Creep, a Probable Rapist”

April 18, 2019           |                                       

In December 2010, Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore commented on Julian Assange in the Mail on Sunday: ‘Indeed it’s difficult to get a clear picture of the complaints by two women he had sex with in Sweden in August… The sex appears to have been consensual, though his refusal to use condoms was not. His behaviour […]

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On Wednesday, more than 100 activists from the New York chapter of Extinction Rebellion descended on City Hall to protest the extraction of fossil fuels and raise awareness about a crisis that threatens the very survival of humankind. Patch reports that police have arrested 62, with demonstrators laying down in the streets and climbing light […]

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Female Iranian Boxer Cancels Trip Home After Arrest Warrant Issued

April 17, 2019           |                                       

The first Iranian woman to box in a professional match has cancelled plans to return home from France after a warrant for her arrest was issued in Tehran. Sadef Khadem beat French boxer Anne Chavin in the bout on April 13. She had planned to fly to Iran this week with Mahyar Monshipour, an Iranian-born […]

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Assange Arrest, Part 1: “So Now He’s Our Property”

April 16, 2019           |                                       

If ‘journalism’ meant what it is supposed to mean– acting as the proverbial ‘fourth estate’ to challenge power and to keep the public informed – then Julian Assange and WikiLeaks would be universally lauded as paragons. So would Chelsea Manning, the brave former US Army whistleblower who passed on to WikiLeaks more than 700,000 confidential […]

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An American doctor who conducted several medical and mental health evaluations of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside Ecuador’s Embassy in London over the last two years says that she believes she was spied on and that the confidentiality of her doctor-patient relationship with Assange was violated. Dr. Sondra Crosby, an associate professor of medicine and […]

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While Julian Assange languishes in south London’s maximum security Belmarsh Prison, a British court is weighing his fate. The 48-year-old Australian founder of Wikileaks is serving time for the minor crime of jumping bail by taking asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. His fear at the time was that the […]

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The arrest of Julian Assange was an act of revenge by the US government that strikes at the heart of journalism, writes Pepe Escobar. By Pepe Escobar Asia Times The date – April 11, 2019 – will live in infamy in the annals of Western “values” and “freedom of expression.” The image is stark. A […]

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