UK ponders second COVID-19 lockdown as outbreak accelerates

UK ponders second COVID-19 lockdown as outbreak accelerates This is reported by Reuters with reference to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Monday pondering a second national lockdown as an accelerating coronavirus outbreak threatened to destroy any shoots of economic recovery and send millions back into isolation. The United Kingdom […]

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Russia sentences civic journalist to 16 years

A Russian court on 16 September 2020 sentenced Crimean Tatar civic journalist Seiran Saliyev to 16 years’ imprisonment on an identical charge to that used by the Soviet regime against his great-grandfather. The latter’s refusal to go into a collective farm, after the Soviets had taken away everything he owned, had been treated as ‘trying […]

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101 Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia and occupied Crimea

Human rights activists report that 101 Ukrainian political prisoners are being currently held in Russia and the occupied Crimea.“From March 17 to August 31, 2020, the ‘courts of the first instance’ delivered 96 judgments to detain or to extend detention during the pre-trial investigation of 60 people within the politically motivated prosecution of Crimean residents. […]

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Russia-backed terrorists violate ceasefire in Donbas twice today

Today, September 21, the armed formations of the Russian Federation have already violated the ceasefire agreements in Donbas twice.“September 21, two ceasefire violations have been recorded in the Joint Forces Operation area. Near Marinka (Donetsk region), the enemy opened fire from small arms and fired three shots from grenade launchers adapted for placing POM mines. […]

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