Chelsea Manning hospitalized following attempted suicide in jail
13 March 2020 | 9:03 am
The former military intelligence analyst has been in jail since May 2019 for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. She was scheduled to appear in court in Alexandria, Virginia, this week.
4 Jun 2022
Russia's president has said banning oil imports from his country would be impossible for some dependent European states, after the EU failed to reach consensus to impose the measure.
26 May 2022
The opposition leader has been behind bars since January 2021 on charges of fraud. The US has described the legal process as a "sham" while human rights groups have decried his treatment in prison.
18 Jun 2022
A 44-year-old man who was paralyzed from the neck down was the first to be authorized for medically assisted suicide. Having no independence left him physically and mentally like a "boat drifting on the ocean," he said.
28 Jun 2022
A German court has sentenced a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to five years in prison. The pensioner is the oldest person so far to be charged with being complicit with the war crimes of the Holocaust.
12 Aug 2022
Stella Assange, wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has accused the US of targeting a foreign journalist for exposing war crimes. She told DW that Assange's life depends on his extradition order being dropped.
21 Aug 2022
Salman Rushdie, whose novel "The Satanic Verses" drew death threats from Iran in the 1980s, is in serious condition after a stabbing attack. The 75-year-old writer was about to give a lecture in New York when a man rushed the stage and stabbed him multiple times.
24 Aug 2022
Liliane Mugabekazi, arrested in Rwanda for "shameful dressing," has been granted bail. The 24-year-old woman was arrested on August 7 after she attended a concert wearing a sheer dress. The arrest sparked outrage among Rwandans.
27 Aug 2022
Liliane Mugabekazi, arrested in Rwanda for “shameful dressing”, has been granted bail. The 24-year-old woman was arrested on August 7 after she attended a concert wearing a sheer dress. The arrest sparked outrage among Rwandans.
3 Oct 2022
The protesters claimed that a recent suicide bombing in Kabul was specifically meant to target girls of the historically oppressed Hazara community. The UN says 35 were killed and 82 wounded.
Detained pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has been refusing to eat or drink. His family now says Egyptian authorities have placed him under "medical supervision."
A suicide-prevention support service in Indian-administered Kashmir is a lifeline for people struggling with mental health issues. However, many in this conservative region are reluctant to seek help.
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The resolution calls on the ICJ to lay out nations' obligations for protecting Earth's climate, and the legal consequences they face if they don't.
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US lawmakers say the embattled bank Credit Suisse has violated the terms of a plea deal, related to tax evasion. A two-year investigation suggests the lender has continued to conceal the bank accounts of wealthy Americans. Meanwhile, UBS has brought back former CEO Sergio Ermotti to lead its takeover of Credit Suisse.
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Tallinn has hit back at reports that it upset its EU allies with reimbursements it has sought for weapons sent to Ukraine, in a trying moment for the bloc.
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US President Joe Biden opened his second Summit for Democracy with some 120 leaders from around the world, saying that democracies were getting stronger, unlike autocracies.
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Matiullah Wesa, the founder of an Afghan girls' education project, was arrested in Kabul by Taliban authorities, according to the UN mission to Afghanistan.