Paris Hilton Urges Reform on U.S. Youth Treatment Centers

Paris Hilton has urged for federal-level reform on governing youth care facilities in the United States, alleging that she suffered abuse as a teenager in a Utah boarding school for troubled teens. The 40-year-old entrepreneur and socialite called on the …

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Myanmar Junta Rearrests Freed Political Prisoners One Day after Freeing Them

Tatmadaw forces have rearrested political prisoners just a day after they were released on humanitarian grounds. The Irrawaddy reported that 11 of 38 political prisoners that were released from Meiktila Prison have been arrested again by police. The 11 rearrested …

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Russian Government Tags Bellingcat and Other Independent News Outlet Journalists as “Foreign Agents”

The Russian Justice Ministry has added Bellingcat and nine journalists from various news outlets to its “foreign agents” list. According to the ministry, Bellingcat, as well as the independent Caucasian Knot news website and journalists including Tatyana Voltskaya, Ekaterina Klepikovskaya, …

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Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov Awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their “courageous fight” to defend freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia. Ressa, co-founder of the Rappler, was lauded for using …

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War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Libya Since 2016, UN Probe Reveals

War crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder, torture, and recruitment of child soldiers, have been committed in Libya since 2016, a United Nations (UN) investigation revealed on Oct. 4. The independent fact-finding mission, commissioned by the UN Human Rights …

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