Polish authorities have detained Russian human rights activist Yevgeny Khasoyev, acting upon a red-notice request from Moscow via Interpol. In late March, Khasoyev, the leader of the Siberia Without Torture in the Siberian region of Buryatia, said that he was fleeing Russia after two criminal cases on charges of assaulting a court bailiff and libel were launched against him. Khasoyev says the cases launched against him are politically motivated.
After an acrimonious seven-month debate, the French National Assembly approved the controversial “anti-separatism” bill despite strong criticisms from parliamentarians from the Left and the Right. The government argued the legislation was needed to bolster France’s secular system, but critics say it breaches religious freedom.
Source: France 24
The Russian government is taking Ukraine to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) over 10 grievances ranging from violence during anti-government protests and the downing of flight MH17 in 2014. The filing marks Russia's first-ever interstate complaint with the ECtHR. The Russian prosecutor’s office said in a statement that it sought to “restore peace and harmony in Ukraine” with the ECtHR claim.
Source: The Moscow Times
After raids by law enforcement on 14 July, the Minsk City Executive Committee announced the liquidation of more than 25 NGOs, including Human Constanta, Lawtrend, Office for Youth Employment Assistance and Support "UlarConsult", "Office for the Rights of People with Disabilities", Belarusian National Youth Council "RADA", "Center for European Studies", "Office for European Expertise and Communication" and many others.
Source: Mediazona Belarus