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24/04/2018

The Moscow City Court acquitted and released Yana Gurcheva, earlier sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of her husband

According to lawyers specializing in cases of domestic violence, this decision is unique: Russian courts in such cases have never taken the side of a woman.
Source: zona.media
24/04/2018

ECJ rules Poland logging of Białowieża Forest violates EU law

The court found that Poland violated the EU's Habitat Directive, which requires members of the EU to take appropriate action to conserve areas deemed special. Under the court's ruling, Poland must immediately stop logging in the forest or be subject to financial penalties.
Source: jurist.org
24/04/2018

Crackdown prompts Soros’s Open Society to quit Budapest

Open Society Foundations has revealed plans to close its Budapest office ahead of a crackdown on civil society by the right-wing government of the re-elected Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán.
Source: theguardian.com
24/04/2018

Spain is accusing rappers of glorifying terrorism — and putting them behind bars

The Catalan rapper Pablo Hasél will spend two years and one day in jail for glorifying terrorism and insulting the Crown and state institutions in one of his songs and a series of tweets.
Source: politico.eu
24/04/2018

Bavarian mental health law draft puts depressives on a par with criminals

Reduce the number of shelters and manage psychological crises right from the beginning – that's the idea behind the new law written by Minister of Health Melanie Huml (CSU). But experts in Bavaria are dissatisfied with the current draft.
Source: infoglitz.com
17/04/2018

Roskomnadzor put Telegram in banned websites list

The court has decided that Telegram as the organizer of information dissemination on the Internet is obliged to provide the FSB with the data necessary for decoding messages of its users.
Source: bbc.com
17/04/2018

Norway introduces DNA tests to halt family immigration cheating

The government proposed amendments to the Children’s and Citizenship Acts. The changes are designed to prevent cheating with family immigration.
Source: norwaytoday.info
17/04/2018

ECJ upholds young refugees’ right to family reunification

Refugees who request family reunification must be treated as minors even if they turn 18 during asylum process.
Source: politico.eu
17/04/2018

Belfast council passes abortion pills motion against prosecutions

The motion denounced cases such as the one involving a mother who obtained abortion pills for her 15-year-old daughter after her child was raped. The mother faces prosecution in a court case in Belfast next month.
Source: theguardian.com
17/04/2018

Ex-Auschwitz SS guard charged in Germany

German prosecutors have charged a 94-year-old former SS guard with aiding and abetting mass murder at the Nazis' Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
Source: bbc.com
09/04/2018

UN urges France to take effective measures to bring water and sanitation services to migrants

Estimated 900 migrants and asylum-seekers in Calais, 350 in Grande-Synthe, and an unidentified number at other sites elsewhere along the northern French coast are living without adequate emergency shelter and proper access to drinking water, toilets or washing facilities.
Source: ohchr.org
09/04/2018

POLITICO: Europe can save Poland from darkness

The independence of Poland’s Supreme Court — and its entire judicial system — is at stake. Polish civic society, opposition politicians and independent judges are doing what they can to resist. But the EU must intervene in their defense, before it is too late.
Source: politico.eu