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    Kremlin-backed militants free blogger accused of ’extremism’, others still held hostage for pro-Ukrainian stand
    Mar28

    Kremlin-backed militants free blogger accused of ’extremism’, others still held hostage for pro-Ukrainian stand

    53-year-old Hennady Benitsky has been released several months after being seized by militants from the so-called ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LNR], who have not terminated their charges of ‘extremism’. Edward Nedelyaev, who was arrested earlier, remains in militant custody, as do others seized for a pro-Ukrainian position and...

    New Kids on the Block: A Younger Generation Invigorates Anti-Kremlin Protests
    Mar28

    New Kids on the Block: A Younger Generation Invigorates Anti-Kremlin Protests

    In spontaneity and sprawl, the weekend protests across Russia were reminiscent of large anti-Kremlin rallies in 2011-2012 that were followed by a steady tightening of government control over the political landscape. But one thing sets the two apart: the striking preponderance of young protesters in their late teens and early twenties …read...

    Ukraine: New Restrictions on Anti-Corruption Groups
    Mar28

    Ukraine: New Restrictions on Anti-Corruption Groups

    Press ReleasesUkraine: New Restrictions on Anti-Corruption GroupsMarch 27, 2017Following President Poroshenko signing a measure that will increase government monitoring into civil society groups, Freedom House issued a statement. …read more Source: Freedom...

    Iranian Missile Tests on the Rise
    Mar27

    Iranian Missile Tests on the Rise

    In February 2017, the Islamic Republic of Iran conducted a test of its Soumar cruise missile. The test was declared a success, and according to reports, the missile flew 600km during flight. The test occurred only a few days after Iran conducted a flight test of its medium range ballistic missile (MRBM). After the MRBM test, the United States...

    Why we signed the open letter from scientists supporting a total ban on nuclear weapons
    Mar27

    Why we signed the open letter from scientists supporting a total ban on nuclear weapons

    The UN is debating a total ban on all nuclear weapons. WikimediaThese are dangerous times. The Doomsday Clock sits at just two and a half minutes before midnight, which represents global catastrophe. The Doomsday Clock has been maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947, and has only ever been closer to midnight back in 1953,...

    US Lawmakers Remain Firm on Russia Sanctions
    Mar27

    US Lawmakers Remain Firm on Russia Sanctions

    US sanctions on Russia, imposed in response to the annexation of Crimea in 2014, must not only be maintained, “they should be tightened,” according to Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH). As recently as March 20, Russia has performed military drills practicing “offensive and defensive operations,” in Crimea, Chabot said, adding: “The fact that Russia has...

    War in the Courts: Ukraine, Russia and the ICJ
    Mar27

    War in the Courts: Ukraine, Russia and the ICJ

    Russia / Europe Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its military aggression in eastern Ukraine is widely seen asa clear violation of the fundamental principles and norms of international law. Despite this, there are few international legal mechanisms that allow Ukraine to bring Russia to justice and prevent further Russian military actions in...

    Thousands March in Pro-Life Rallies in Romania and Moldova
    Mar27

    Thousands March in Pro-Life Rallies in Romania and Moldova

    Representatives of the Orthodox Church were also present at the rallies, which included shows of support for traditional families, a touchy subject in Romania. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Meet Our Newest Fellows
    Mar27

    Meet Our Newest Fellows

    The International Reporting Project is awarding fellowships to report on gender and LGBTI rights as well as religion issues around the world. The deadline to apply for the gender and LGBTI rights reporting fellowship has passed for spring and summer travel. We will reopen the application for fall and winter travel shortly. The application for...

    Navaly Claims Russian PM Medvedev Responsible for Protests Across Russia
    Mar27

    Navaly Claims Russian PM Medvedev Responsible for Protests Across Russia

    Unapproved protests were the largest in years, leading to hundreds of arrests. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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