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Internet ‘like’ is not a crime – Russian prosecutors

Not a single criminal case into extremism has been launched in Russia because of an internet “like” and reports about such cases were exaggerations, a senior spokesman for the Prosecutor General’s Office said. The official, Aleksandr Kurennoy, blamed the media for creating a problem that did not exist. He said that journalists were simply using the formula of “probes launched ...

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Prosecutors side with pink-haired girl in conflict with school administration

A Russian school administration faces a civil probe after banning a 15-year old girl from attending class because she had pink hair and a modified version of the uniform. A local ombudsman described the incident as discrimination. The story began on September 1, the beginning of the current school year. A member of the legislative assembly in Perm, in the ...

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Consular visits as proof of guilt? Russian embassy dismayed at Butina prosecutors

The Russian embassy has called “absurd” US claims that frequent visits of its officials to jailed gun activist Maria Butina mean she is a valuable Kremlin asset. The embassy says it treats all Russian citizens like that. Butina, a Russian gun activist who studied in Washington, was arrested in July and charged with failing to register as a foreign agent ...

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Butina prosecutors wrote their own James Bond novel with sex allegations – and the media loved it

US prosecutors who wrongly accused Russian ‘foreign agent’ and gun activist Maria Butina of trading sex for influence peddled their own cheap James Bond fan fiction. No matter how incorrect, the media lapped it up. Butina’s request to be released until the time of her trial was declined by US District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Monday. Chutkan ruled that the ...

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Accused ‘Russian agent’ Butina didn’t offer sex for job, prosecutors admit

US prosecutors have admitted that they wrongly accused Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered “foreign agent,” of offering sex in exchange for a job. Days after Butina was arrested in July, Assistant US Attorney Erik M. Kenerson claimed she was offering an individual “sex in exchange for a position within ...

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'Insults' to Islam were motivation for Afghan man's attack on 2 Americans in Amsterdam – prosecutors

The man who stabbed two American tourists at Amsterdam’s busy Central railway station says he was motivated by insults to Islam in the Netherlands and that he chose his victims at random, according to prosecutors. The 19-year-old Afghan national, identified as Jawed S., said he traveled to Amsterdam from Germany – where he has residency – to carry out the ...

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‘Proud to defend Italy’s borders’: Salvini ‘ready’ for arrest as prosecutors proceed with inquiry

Italy’s interior minister remained defiant in the face of Sicilian prosecutors, who have launched an investigation into illegal detention and kidnapping, over his continuing refusal to let 134 migrants disembark at Catania port. “The Prosecutor of Agrigento officially asked for my personal data. To do what??? Do not waste time, I’ll give it to you. Matteo Salvini, born in Milan ...

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Russian prosecutors brand US group Pacific Environment ‘undesirable organization’

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has included US NGO Pacific Environment (PERC) on a list of undesirable foreign organizations after determining the group’s work can threaten Russia’s security and constitutional order. “After studying some materials it had received the Prosecutor General’s Office on August 24 decided to recognize as undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation, the work of ...

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Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen makes plea deal with prosecutors

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors on charges including campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax evasion. Cohen appeared in a federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon to offer a guilty plea on several charges filed by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. The charges resulted ...

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Macron’s aide filmed beating protesters, prosecutors launch preliminary probe (VIDEO)

Paris prosecutors kicked off a preliminary probe after an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron was filmed beating demonstrators during this year’s May Day rally, Le Monde reports. Announced Thursday morning, the investigation will focus on incidents of “violence by someone charged with a public service mission,” a judicial official said, without naming the aide in question, according to the French ...

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