The German Parliament has adopted a bill that provides for foreigners subject to deportation to be put in penitentiary institutions. It also enables several authorities to have access to Central Register of Foreigners.
The Vatican has released a new document challenging modern conceptions of gender identity. The 31-page teaching guidance, released on Monday, is titled Male and Female He Created Them. It speaks of an "educational crisis" and says the current debate can "annihilate the concept of nature" and destabilise the family institution. The document has drawn immediate criticism from LGBT groups.
Titiyev, who runs the office of the Memorial Human Rights Center in the southern Russian region, was sentenced to four years in a penal settlement in March after he was found guilty of possessing illegal drugs. His supporters say he was framed, with the drugs planted in his car.
The EU and member states should be prosecuted for the deaths of thousands of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing Libya, according to a detailed legal submission to the international criminal court (ICC).
Ivan Golunov, reporter for an opposition-friendly news site, accused of drugs offenses that friends say are trumped-up. Golunov, 36, is the author of a number of hard-hitting reports on alleged corruption by Russian officials and government-linked businesspeople.
His arrest provoked pickets and protests in Russia. Three Russian newspapers came out with the same cover “I/We are Ivan Golunov”. It was reporter on Tuesday that the case against Golunov will be shut down due to a lack of evidence.
Russia has deleted gay sex and drug scenes from the Russian-language version of a newly released Elton John biopic. It included gay sex and male kissing scenes, a photograph of John and his husband in the closing credits, with a caption saying that he ended up meeting his real love.
A Russian company has been heavily criticised for offering female employees cash bonuses to wear skirts or dresses to work. Female staff who wear a dress or skirt "no longer than five centimetres from the knee" are paid 100 roubles (€1,37) on top of their regular wages.