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‘Russian passport no grounds for treason charges’ – HRW slams journalist’s arrest in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Western allies should put pressure on Kiev to reveal the grounds for treason charges against journalist Kirill Vyshynsky, as being a Russian citizen is no proof of guilt, Rachel Denber from Human Rights Watch told RT. “We’re extremely concerned by what’s happened. Under no circumstances should a government be criminalizing speech and media activities groundlessly,” Denber, who is the ...

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Prominent Russian rights activist cleared of child porn charges

The head of the Karelia branch of the Russian NGO that deals with the history of Stalinist purges has been acquitted of creating child pornography, but received a minor sentence for illegal possession of firearms parts. In late 2016, the head of the Karelia Memorial NGO, Yury Dmitriyev, was detained on charges of making child pornography and corrupting his underage ...

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Swiss fly-tippers plague French towns to escape waste charges

Penny-pinching fly-tippers are reportedly traveling from Switzerland to nearby French towns to dispose of waste in order to escape their home country’s steep disposal charges. The messy phenomenon has hit parts of Franche-Comté, which sits to the west of Switzerland, with authorities reporting a rise in French nationals being caught dumping their trash across the border. Since Switzerland brought in ...

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Officers who killed Alton Sterling won’t face charges

Two police officers who shot and killed a black man outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana will not face criminal charges. Protests over the 2016 incident culminated in the deaths of three police officers. Louisiana’s Attorney General Jeff Landry ruled out charges against the officers on Tuesday. The state had been investigating the shooting since the US Department ...

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Ethics commission says harassment charges against MP were part of election-related campaign

The Russian lower house ethics commission has refused to take disciplinary measures against MP Leonid Slutsky, noting that charges of harassment made against him by several women appeared to be part of a pre-planned campaign. “The commission has not found any dysfunction of behavioral norms in Mr Slutsky,” Head of the Commission Otari Arshba told reporters on Wednesday, after the ...

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Manafort seeks dismissal of charges ‘not related to Russia probe’

Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s lawyer has pressed a judge to throw out five charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He says they are not related to the investigation into alleged Russian meddling. Manafort’s lawyer filed papers at a federal court on Wednesday accusing Mueller of cashing a “blank check” on his remit to prosecute any criminal ...

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‘Epidemic’ of harassment charges will lead to end of humanity, claims Russian presidential hopeful

The leader of the Russian nationalist-populist party LDPR has said that the current anti-harassment campaign could cause men and women start hating each other, which would cause the extinction of humans as a species. Read more “We should understand that if the epidemic of accusations against men does not stop normal relations between sexes could stop completely,” Vladimir Zhirinovsky wrote ...

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‘Bibi go home!’ Israelis demand Netanyahu resignation over looming corruption charges (VIDEO)

Some 1,500 people have rallied in central Tel Aviv demanding the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption allegations and a recent Israeli police recommendation that charges be brought against the Prime Minister. The “Bibi Netanyahu go home” slogan once again united the Israeli crowd holding their weekly anti-government corruption protest in Tel Aviv. Waving signs that read “Bibi, you are ...

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Mueller charges Manafort & Gates with laundering over $30mn in Ukraine lobbying income

Published time: 22 Feb, 2018 21:50 Edited time: 22 Feb, 2018 21:54 US special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a new indictment against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates, which appears unrelated to the 2016 US presidential election. The 32-count indictment, filed on Thursday at the federal court in Washington, DC, charges Manafort and ...

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'Another Florida’: Texas student faces felony charges after threatening violence

A teenager has been charged with making a terrorist threat after being accused of cheating on an exam. The incident comes on the heels of a fatal mass shooting at a Florida school less than a week ago. Oryan McFadden, 18, reportedly told a faculty member that he was going to turn Hitchcock High School into “another Florida” after he ...

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