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Authoritarianism advances as the world battles the pandemic

LONDON (AP) – Here’s some of what happened while the world was distracted by the coronavirus: Hungary has banned the public display of homosexuality. China has shut down Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy newspaper. Brazil’s government extolled the dictatorship. And Belarus hijacked a passenger plane to arrest a journalist. COVID-19 has …

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Belarus raids human rights activists and journalists

Kiev, Ukraine (AP) – Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday raided the offices and homes of dozens of human rights activists and journalists in a raid just a day after the country’s authoritarian president promised to deal with non-governmental organizations he accused of unrest stir up. Police officers searched the homes …

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Russia expects a non-politicized assessment of the Ryanair incident by the ICAO, says Diplomat – Russian Politics & Diplomacy

MOSCOW, July 9th. / TASS /. Moscow expects the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to conduct a professional and unpolitical investigation into the Ryanair flight incident in Belarusian airspace on May 23, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Sakharova said at a briefing on Friday. She noted that the ICAO Council …

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