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A federal judge in California ruled on April 21 that the Iraqi extradition case against Omar Ameen, a resettled refugee in the U.S., was based on an alleged series of events that is "simply not plausible." The evidence the government presented, Judge…
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Council of Europe Committee Should Trigger Infringement Proceedings

Click to expand Image The Council of Europe, March 22, 2020, in…
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Bill Would Have Criminalized Wide Range of Peaceful Expression

In a win for online freedom in Iraq, in February the Iraqi parliament said it will stop pushing forward a cybercrimes draft law until after it is amended so that it protects rather than infringes upon free speech. As it stood, the law would have allowed…
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Council Meeting Offered Little Hope to Turkey’s Human Rights Defenders

The bolder Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gets, the quieter the European Union (EU). Click to expand Image…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen walking near the Turkish and European Union flags.
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To the attention of: Mr Josep Borrell Fontelles EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President European External Action Service (EEAS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU Member States Brussels, 16 March 2021 European…