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  • Russia judge refuses to release US citizen on bail
    A Russian judge ruled in a closed pretrial hearing Tuesday that US citizen Paul Whelan will remain in Russian custody until his trial. Whelan has been imprisoned in Russia since December 28, when Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested Whelan on suspicion of espionage while he was allegedly visiting Russia for a wedding. Whelan was later charged […]
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    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed a lawsuit against seven federal agencies, intending to obtain information on how the government surveils social media. The suit seeks to compel the agencies to turn over documents related to communications with social media platforms and the guidelines they use. The suit accuses the agencies of […]
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    The mother of a British Islamic State (IS) member suspected of murdering hostages in Syria lost her challenge on Friday that it was illegal for the UK to assist on a US investigation which could lead to her son facing the death penalty. Her son, El Shafee Elsheikh, is one of two UK citizens being […]
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    A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on Thursday blocked a Wisconsin law that would place limitations on early voting, finding the “challenged provisions … clearly inconsistent with the injunctions” issued in 2016 regarding similar restrictive voting laws. Wisconsin Act 369 was enacted by the legislature in December, allegedly […]

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  • Russia judge refuses to release US citizen on bail
    A Russian judge ruled in a closed pretrial hearing Tuesday that US citizen Paul Whelan will remain in Russian custody until his trial. Whelan has been imprisoned in Russia since December 28, when Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested Whelan on suspicion of espionage while he was allegedly visiting Russia for a wedding. Whelan was later charged […]
  • France fines Google $57 million for breaching European privacy rule
    France’s data protection watchdog group (CNIL) fined Alphabet’s Google on Monday for breaching EU internet privacy rules. The €50 million (USD $57 million) fine is the largest penalty thus imposed on a US tech company, thanks to an increase in sanction limits under the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, enacted in […]
  • UN rights office highlights concern for journalist imprisoned in Montenegro
    A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Friday that they are concerned over Montenegro’s sentencing of investigative journalist Jovo Martinović. Martinović was sentenced to 18 months in prison on charges of drug smuggling and membership in a criminal organization, what the OHCHR believes were likely “politically motivated as credible […]
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    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on Thursday asked the government of Sudan to protect its people’s rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. Since mid-December 2018, demonstrations have been taking place in multiple cities across Sudan. As of January 6th, 816 people have been arrested, including “journalists, opposition leaders, protestors […]
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    The Supreme Court of India on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of a law imposing restrictions on the licensing and functioning of dance bars in the state of Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai. At the same, it struck down certain provisions of the law that it deemed unconstitutional and unreasonable. Dance bars have been at […]

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