Bipartisan Police Reform Negotiations Collapse in U.S. Congress

Bipartisan negotiations in the United States Congress over a police reform bill sparked by the murder of George Floyd have collapsed without plans to move ahead. Democratic Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman Karen Bass announced on Sept. 22 that the …

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Four Students for Alleged Terrorist Activities

The National Security Police of Hong Kong arrested four undergraduate students studying in the University of Hong Kong on Wednesday morning due to a suspicion that they were advocating terrorism. The police source said that the arrestees are: union president …

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Protests Held in Warsaw, Kyiv Against Political Repression in Belarus

Polish citizens and exile Belarusians held a demonstration in Warsaw to protest political repression in Belarus on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the controversial Belarus presidential election. The protesters carried the Belarusian opposition’s red-and-white flag and chanted “Long …

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U.S. Justice Department Launches Investigation into Phoenix Police Practices

The United States Justice Department has launched a civil rights investigation into the policing practices of the Phoenix Police Department and the city of Phoenix, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Aug. 5. According to Garland, the investigation will assess …

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Civil Rights Activist Vauhxx Booker Faces Charges After Reporting Racist Attack

Black civil rights activist Vauhxx Booker on Monday has said that he is facing criminal charges a year after reporting a racist, violent attack he endured in southern Indiana. Court documents filed by special prosecutor Sonia Leerkamp on Friday accused …

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Tunisian Police Storms Al Jazeera Office

Tunisian police have raided the Al Jazeera office in Tunis on Monday following President Kais Saied’s announcement that he will suspend parliament. Al Jazeera journalists in the capital said that more than 20 armed police officers in plainclothes have stormed …

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Human Rights Group Linked to Jailed Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Shuts Down Amid Prosecution Fears

A Russian rights group with links to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny announced on July 18 that it is shutting down due to fears of criminal prosecution amid a government crackdown. Team 29, an informal association of lawyers and journalists …

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Belarusian Authorities Raid NGO Offices, Detain Human Rights Activists

Belarusian security forces have reportedly raided the offices of local human rights organizations and detained several human activists a day after President Alexander Lukashenko accused them of stirring unrest.  “We have started to work very actively to deal with all …

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