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Hungary's Orban Wants EU Vice President To Resign Over 'Derogatory' Comments.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called for the resignation of European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova over what he described as her "derogatory public statements" about democracy in Hungary.

Two Belarusians Who Brawled With Police At Rally Jailed.

A court in Belarus has sentenced two men to lengthy prison terms for brawling with police during a rally supporting the registration of candidates to face off against Alyaksandr Lukashenka in last month's disputed presidential election.

Jailed Iranian Human Rights Defender Ends Hunger Strike As Health Deteriorates.

Jailed Iranian human rights advocate Nasrin Sotoudeh has ended her hunger strike due to deteriorating health, her husband Reza Khandan said on social media on September 26. 

Kazakh Authorities Block Protests Called By Exiled Opposition Leader.

NUR-SULTAN -- Authorities in Kazakhstan have attempted to block protest rallies called on September 25 by the exiled opposition leader Mukhtar Ablyazov.Ablyazov coordinates the activities of the banned Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan movement from...

Kazakh Authorities Block Protests Called By Exiled Opposition Leader.

Authorities in Kazakhstan have attempted to block protest rallies called on September 25 by the exiled opposition leader Mukhtar Ablyazov.

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Opposition Lawyer In Belarus Fined, Freed From Jail .

A lawyer representing a top opposition activist in Belarus has been freed after a court imposed a fine against her on September 25, a day after she was detained by police. 

Navalny Says Quick Action By Pilots, Paramedics Thwarted 'Plans Of Killers'.

Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny says he owes his life to the pilots who made an emergency landing when he collapsed on a flight last month, and to paramedics he said had quickly diagnosed poisoning and injected him with atropine.

President For Life? Turkmen Leader Signs Mysterious Constitutional Changes Into Law.

Turkmenistan's authoritarian leader, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, has signed into law constitutional changes, the details of which remain largely unknown.

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U.S., EU Lawmakers Call On Lukashenka To Free Political Prisoners In Belarus

Hundreds of lawmakers from Europe and North America have written to Alyaksandr Lukashenka to demand he release political prisoners -- a move underscoring widespread outrage in the West over the violent repression of protests in Belarus.

U.S. To Announce More Sanctions Against Iran, Envoy Tells Senate Hearing

The United States will impose new sanctions on a number of Iranian officials and entities including a judge who sentenced Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari to death, an envoy said.

U.S., U.K., Canada May Soon Announce Sanctions On Belarusian Officials: Report

The United States, Britain, and Canada could soon impose sanctions on Belarusian officials for their violent crackdown on protesters following a presidential election widely viewed to have been rigged.

Russian Bailiffs Seize Kremlin-Critic Navalny's Apartment After Court Ruling.

Russian bailiffs have seized the apartment of Kremlin-critic Aleksei Navalny after he lost a defamation lawsuit involving a businessman with close ties to President Vladimir Putin.

Kosovo Veterans Report More 'Leaked' War Crime Files.

Kosovar war veterans say that an unidentified man has again handed them files from a war crimes court in The Hague probing alleged crimes during and after the 1998-99 war, in what appears to be a security breach exposing protected witnesses.

Turkmen Inaction Worsening Food Crisis Amid Pandemic, Rights Groups Warn.

The Turkmen government’s inaction in response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically worsened the country’s preexisting food crisis, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the exile group Turkmenistan Initiative for Human Rights (T...

French Leader Urges UN-Backed Mission To China's Xinjiang Over Concerns At Uyghurs' Treatment.

France's president has called for an international mission under UN supervision to travel to China's northwestern Xinjiang region to address global concerns at the treatment of the Uyghur minority there, highlighting what critics charge is among t...

Macron Demands Russian Answers In Navalny Poisoning, Citing 'Red Lines' On 'Chemical Weapons'.

French President Emmanuel Macron has demanded a "swift and flawless" explanation from Moscow in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, who is recovering in a Berlin hospital from what German doctors say was poisoning from a So...

Putin Decrees 'Military-Political Work' For Russian National Guard.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the introduction of "military-political work" in the country's National Guard, paving the way for Soviet-style ideological political education within its ranks.

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Belarusian Newspaper Faces Fine For Failing To Report Journalist Wounded In Protests.

The editor in chief of Nasha Niva says the Belarusian newspaper has been told it faces a fine for failing to report to the authorities in a timely manner injuries suffered by one of its correspondents, who was shot in the leg by police during anti...

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Russian Security Agents Detain Vissarion, Leader Of Isolated Siberian Religious Sect.

Federal Security Agency (FSB) agents in Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region have arrested the head of an isolated messianic sect in a massive raid on the group’s remote settlement.

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Iranian Protester Dies In Custody, Opposition Website Reports.

A man who took part in Iran’s anti-establishment protests in November has died in a detention center in Tehran, the opposition website Kalame reported.

Malala Urges 'No Compromise' On Girls' Education In Afghan Peace Talks.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says that "there should be no compromise" on the right to education for Afghan girls in ongoing peace negotiations between the government and Taliban militants.

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