Cambodians Demand Apology for Khmer Rouge Images With Smiling Faces

An Irish artist colorized portraits of Cambodian prisoners who were tortured, starved, beaten and killed. In some cases, he doctored the images to put smiles on their faces.

#archives-and-records, #cambodia, #khmer-rouge, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #museums, #phnom-penh-cambodia, #pol-pot, #political-prisoners, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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‘Tell Us if He’s Dead’: Abductions and Torture Rattle Uganda

Hundreds have been detained, many brutalized, after a bloody, contested election. The government of Yoweri Museveni appears intent on breaking the back of the opposition.

#elections, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kyagulanyi-ssentamu-robert-bobi-wine, #museveni-yoweri, #political-prisoners, #torture, #uganda, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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As Navalny’s Health Declines, Doctors Are Arrested in Russia

Aleksei A. Navalny, the jailed Russian opposition leader who is nearly a week into a hunger strike at a penal colony, showed signs of respiratory illness, prison doctors said.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

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Jordan’s Ex-Crown Prince Vows to Defy Efforts to Silence Him

In a recording posted on Twitter, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein said that he would not rein in his criticism of the king, deepening a royal rift.

#abdullah-ii-king-of-jordan, #hamzah-bin-hussein-prince-of-jordan, #jordan, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #royal-families

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In Turkey’s Failed Coup, Trainees Face the Same Stiff Punishments as Generals

The families of trainee pilots sentenced to life in prison broke their silence to protest the men’s innocence. The pilots are among more than 600 trainees and conscripts swept up in prosecutions.

#akinci-air-base, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #military-bases-and-installations, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #turkey

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Russian Ex-Con of U.S. Penal System Meets, Taunts Imprisoned Navalny

The meeting between Maria Butina and Aleksei A. Navalny came after the Russian opposition leader had declared a hunger strike to demand access to a doctor because of deteriorating health.

#butina-mariia, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #rt-tv-network, #russia

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Beaten, Cuffed, Hauled Away: When Myanmar’s Military Comes Knocking

Security forces have responded to protests with increasing ruthlessness, shooting people in the streets, raiding homes and arbitrarily carrying out beatings and arrests.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #political-prisoners, #torture

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Navalny’s Health Is Deteriorating in Prison, His Lawyers Say

Aleksei A. Navalny, a Russian opposition leader who survived a poisoning last year, has numbness in one leg so severe that he cannot put weight on it.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Michael Kovrig, Canadian Accused of Spying, Is Tried in China

Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, was tried after Michael Spavor appeared in a Chinese court on Friday, Canadian officials said.

#canada, #china, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #international-relations, #kovrig-michael, #political-prisoners, #united-states-international-relations

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Michael Spavor, Canadian Accused of Spying, Stands Trial in China

The trial of Michael Spavor escalates China’s punitive campaign against Canada over the arrest of a top executive of Huawei.

#canada, #china, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #kovrig-michael, #political-prisoners, #spavor-michael, #united-states-international-relations

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Canadians Kovrig and Spavor to Stand Trial in China: What We Know

Secrecy and politics will likely hang over the cases involving two Canadian men, who have been held largely in isolation for more than two years.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-relations, #kovrig-michael, #meng-wanzhou, #political-prisoners, #ren-zhengfei, #spavor-michael, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Latest Claim in the Effort Against Aung San Suu Kyi: A Bag of Cash

The Myanmar military’s latest accusations against the ousted civilian leader suggest a monthslong campaign to neutralize the country’s most popular politician.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #open-society-foundations, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government

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Navalny Greets Supporters From Prison: ‘Our Friendly Concentration Camp.’

In an Instagram post, the Russian opposition leader says he is well and has not been subject to violence, but described a dystopian existence in the prison camp where he will likely spend the next two years.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #siberia

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Is Freed in Iran but Faces New Court Date

The British-Iranian woman has been detained in Tehran for five years on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, accusations that her family and supporters say are baseless.

#great-britain, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #iran, #political-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #zaghari-ratcliffe-nazanin

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Biden Administration Announces First Sanctions on Russia in Navalny Case

The action came as the administration declassified an intelligence finding that the F.S.B., one of Russia’s leading intelligence agencies, was responsible for the poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #european-union, #federal-security-service, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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He Was the Hero of ‘Hotel Rwanda.’ Now He’s Accused of Terrorism.

Long hailed for his bravery during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Paul Rusesabagina is now charged with being an insurgent leader. Did Rwanda change, or did he?

#content-type-personal-profile, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hutu-tribe, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #terrorism, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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The Good Samaritan on Trial for Terrorism

Long hailed for his bravery during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Paul Rusesabagina is now charged with being an insurgent leader. Did Rwanda change, or did he?

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hutu-tribe, #kabuga-felicien, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #rusesabagina-paul, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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‘Your Personality Deforms’: Navalny Sent to Notoriously Harsh Prison

Convicts in the isolation unit at Penal Colony No. 2 are forced to stand for hours with their hands clasped behind their backs, forbidden to make eye contact with the guards.

#european-union, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #russia, #united-nations

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Bangladeshi Writer, Detained Over Social Media Posts, Dies in Jail

The death of Mushtaq Ahmed has renewed alarm about the country’s use of a draconian digital security law to crack down on dissent.

#ahmed-mushtaq-d-2021, #bangladesh, #censorship, #deaths-fatalities, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #wazed-hasina

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A Spreadsheet of China’s Censorship Shows the Human Toll

An online spreadsheet with an anonymous minder tabulates Xi Jinping’s crackdown on speech.

#china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion

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Fading Sri Lankan Hopes for Justice Rest on U.N. Rights Council

The government, strongly tied to the military, is blocking inquiries into wartime atrocities, undermining efforts to learn the fates of thousands of missing people.

#bachelet-michelle, #discrimination, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #minorities, #missing-persons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #rajapaksa-mahinda, #sri-lanka, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Russian Court Ruling Clears the Way to Send Navalny to a Penal Colony

The fate of Aleksei Navalny, the most vocal opponent of President Vladimir V. Putin, remains unclear, however. He could be held in a high-security prison in Moscow for other pending legal matters.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #russia, #sentences-criminal

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Lukashenko Jails 2 Journalists in Belarus for Covering Protests

After crushing mass demonstrations calling for his ouster, President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has engaged in a broad crackdown on dissent and stepped up retaliation against critics.

#andreeva-catarina, #belarus, #chulcova-darja, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-the-press, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #minsk-belarus, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #sentences-criminal

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The Daily: Paul Rusesabagina and the Battle for the Soul of Rwanda

The tale of Paul Rusesabagina, the “Hotel Rwanda” hero who is now accused of terrorism, speaks to the predicament of the African nation.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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They Thought, ‘Why Not Iran,’ and the Decision Upended Their Lives

An Iranian-American couple’s relocation to Iran after their daughters went off to college in the United States was a mistake paid for in accusations of spying, murky prosecution and prison.

#evin-prison, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #political-prisoners, #united-states-international-relations

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The ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Is on Trial. Here’s What We Know.

Paul Rusesabagina, a government critic living abroad, was mysteriously taken back to Rwanda late last year and arrested. His supporters say he has no chance of getting a fair hearing.

#hotel-rwanda-movie, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda

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A Life in Opposition: Navalny’s Path From Gadfly to Heroic Symbol

Even as a boy, the Russian opposition leader resisted authority. Now, he poses a growing threat to the country’s ultimate authority, President Vladimir V. Putin.

#content-type-personal-profile, #corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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What Sun Dawu’s Prosecution Says About China

A rural businessman, Sun Dawu, angered Beijing twice. His fate the second time around could augur the future of the world’s other superpower.

#agriculture-and-farming, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #content-type-personal-profile, #dawu-agricultural-and-animal-husbandry-group, #entrepreneurship, #hubei-province-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #sun-dawu, #xi-jinping

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Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi Women’s Rights Activist, Freed From Prison

Loujain al-Hathloul was a champion of freedoms for Saudi women. She had been imprisoned for nearly three years on charges that rights groups called politically motivated.

#hathloul-loujain-al, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #political-prisoners, #saudi-arabia, #womens-rights

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Aleksei Navalny Supporters Wear Red

People are posting pictures of themselves in crimson on social media to show their support of Aleksei A. Navalny and his family.

#fashion-and-apparel, #fedorova-katya, #instagram-inc, #navalnaya-yulia-b, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #russia, #social-media, #your-feed-fashion

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How Geng Xiaonan Ran Afoul of China’s Communist Party

The authorities have charged Geng Xiaonan with illegal business activities, but her true offense may have been sympathizing with critics of the Communist Party.

#books-and-literature, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #geng-xiaonan, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government

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What Awaits Navalny in Russia’s Brutal Penal Colony System

Its prison camps, descended from the Soviet gulag, are notoriously harsh. But in a shift from the Stalin era, inmates have treated political prisoners with respect.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny Back in Court, This Time in Defamation Case

Officials from Germany, Poland and Sweden were ordered to depart, on the same day as the E.U.’s foreign policy chief visited Moscow and the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny faced a new trial.

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #russia

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Gulalai Ismail’s Father is Jailed After She Escapes Pakistan

Mohammed Ismail, father of the women’s rights activist Gulalai Ismail, now faces harsh terrorism charges that critics say are about revenge, not justice.

#asylum-right-of, #defense-and-military-forces, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #ismail-gulalai, #ismail-mohammed-scholar, #pakistan, #pashtun-protection-movement, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #womens-rights

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Declaring Democracy Won’t Be Subverted, Biden Demands Russia and Myanmar Reverse Course

The president is about to discover how years of sanctions fatigue — exacerbated in the Trump administration — and a decline in American influence may make it difficult to deliver on his promises.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #myanmar, #navalny-aleksei-a, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #north-korea, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #saudi-arabia, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden Demands Russia and Myanmar Reverse Course

The president is about to discover how years of sanctions fatigue — exacerbated in the Trump administration — and a decline in American influence may make it difficult to deliver on his promises.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #myanmar, #navalny-aleksei-a, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #north-korea, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #saudi-arabia, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Pro-Navalny Protests Gives Opposition Movement Momentum

The editor of the Mediazona news site was jailed for 25 days in a sign of a tightening crackdown against free expression following the return to Russia of opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny.

#corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny Is Resisting Putin, and Winning

The opposition leader was sentenced to prison, but he has mobilized a vast movement that’s not done growing.

#european-court-of-human-rights, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Aleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Appears in Court

The Russian opposition leader, who has long been President Vladimir Putin’s loudest critic, is accused of violating his parole in a 2014 prison sentence.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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A Chinese Dissident Tried to Fly to His Sick Wife in the U.S. Then He Vanished.

Friends and family have lost contact with Yang Maodong, who was stopped at a Shanghai airport from joining a flight to San Francisco.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hunger-strikes, #political-prisoners, #yang-maodong

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How a Deadly Power Game Undid Myanmar’s Democratic Hopes

Myanmar seemed to be building a peaceful transition to civilian governance. Instead, a personal struggle between military and civilian leaders brought it all down.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #de-klerk-f-w, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-institute-for-strategic-studies, #mandela-nelson, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #political-prisoners, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #thein-sein, #university-of-london, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

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Live Updates: Navalny Protests Underway Across Russia

Thousands of people took to the streets to show support for the jailed opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny for a second weekend, despite mass arrests and an imposing show of force by the police.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Dissidents First: A Foreign Policy Doctrine for the Biden Administration

A dissident is to a dictatorship what a bald fact is to an edifice of lies, the revelation of which causes the whole thing to crumble.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #cuba, #deripaska-oleg-v, #evin-prison, #ferrer-jose-daniel, #havel-vaclav, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #iran, #lai-jimmy, #mandela-nelson, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #solzhenitsyn-aleksandr-i, #sotoudeh-nasrin, #south-africa, #tohti-ilham, #united-states-international-relations, #walesa-lech, #wong-joshua-1996

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Aleksei Navalny and the Future of Russia

Over the weekend, a standoff between President Vladimir Putin and his loudest critic became a showdown in the streets. Could this be a turning point?

#corruption-institutional, #navalny-aleksei-a, #poisoning-and-poisons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Navalny Attacked by Putin Allies After Russia Protests

A stark shift by the government shows its uncertainty as Aleksei A. Navalny’s dramatic return gives disgruntled Russians a clear leader to rally around.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Pro-Navalny Protest Photos: Wave of Anger Rolls Across Russia

Demonstrators in more than 100 cities rallied in support of the jailed opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny in the biggest protests the nation has seen in years.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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Navalny Protests: Live Updates as Russians Demand Opposition Leader’s Release

The poisoning and arrest of Aleksei A. Navalny set off nationwide protests, beginning in the Far East, where people braved temperatures of minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The police were out in force before a planned rally in Moscow.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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In Saudi Arabia, Quiet Changes May Ease Tensions With Biden

The new president is a Saudi critic, but he takes office as the kingdom scales back beheadings, removes hate speech from text books and limits prison terms for activists.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capital-punishment, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #textbooks, #united-states-international-relations

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U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #sterilization-reproductive, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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Navalny, Back in Russia, Faces Court Hearing Inside a Police Station

Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, was arrested at a Moscow airport after five months in Germany. His lawyer learned about the hearing only minutes before it happened.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #germany, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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