Navalny ‘needs to be freed,’ Amnesty International’s chief says
09 April 2021 | 11:10 am
The NGO's chief "knows that Navalny is facing prison conditions that amount to torture, including through sleep deprivation." She said Amnesty's recent removal of his "prisoner of conscience" status would be reviewed.
11 May 2021
Alexander Murakhovsky, the first doctor to treat Alexei Navalny after he was poisoned with a nerve agent last year, reappeared after going missing Friday.
16 May 2021
Days after their release from captivity, some of the students of the College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna are still in the hospital receiving treatment for different health issues.
22 May 2021
Russia's government is using an extremism trial to put an end to the movement surrounding the opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
19 May 2021
Russia's lower house voted 293-45 in favor of the draft legislation, which would prevent members of "extremist" organizations from becoming lawmakers. Navalny's FBK is on the verge of being added to that list.
23 May 2021
The head of Russia's prison service said Navalny has "more or less" recovered after ending a 24-day protest last month. Separately, one of his closest allies has said that his health is now generally satisfactory.
26 May 2021
The fresh allegations include the theft of donations from his anti-corruption foundation, creating an organization in violation of human rights and insulting a judge.
10 Jun 2021
The court decided to outlaw organizations founded by jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In preparation for the ruling, his associates have broken up their organizations.
11 Jun 2021
A recent Council of Europe report gave a stark warning on the state of European democracy, saying the democratic environment and institutions "are in mutually reinforcing decline." Dunja Mijatovic spoke to Conflict Zone.
19 Jun 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin's government is cracking down on his opponents' allies by chasing them out of state-run enterprises. Trade unions say the wave of firings is politically motivated. DW met one subway worker sacked for signing a pro-Navalny petition.
16 Jun 2021
Ten captives taken by extremists in Nigeria are freed. The group had been held by ISWAP militants, who have killed hostages in the past. Also, we look at the tourism industry in Ethiopia ahead of June 21 regional elections. The sector has been hit hard by the conflict in the Tigray region and the Covid-19 pandemic. And we see how a Chinese-funded harbour in Sierra Leone is stirring environmental fears. NIGERIA
26 Jul 2021
Authorities have removed websites belonging to Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and dozens of his allies. The move comes during the run-up to parliamentary elections in September.
9 Aug 2021
Oleg Navalny was accused of calling for mass protests in solidarity with his brother, jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Russia has clamped down on demonstrations during the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Ukrainian government has been unable to collect taxes since Russia's invasion, and now international support aims to prop up its budget.
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She is the first woman to hold the position in over 30 years. French President Emmanuel Macron and Borne were expected to appoint the full government within days.
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American military leaders said the soldiers would help counter the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab in the Horn of Africa country.
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Elisabeth Borne has been appointed France's new prime minister. The former transport, ecology and labour minister faces numerous challenges, with the most pressing priority being helping French households with the soaring cost of living. She will also need to tackle the thorny issue of pension reform as well as steer the country through a major energy transition. Plus, Moscow residents display mixed feelings after US fast food giant McDonald's announces it's pulling out of Russia for good.
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Researchers from the US and France say that having more than 2 kids could have a negative effect on late-life cognition. The researchers analyzed data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).
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In the French region of Burgundy, home to the city of Dijon, it's not just the grapes that are famous. The region's other star fruit is the blackcurrant. A whole market has emerged based on the cultivation of this small berry. Today, the precious black fruit is transformed in many ways. Its best-known use in France is in the production of the famous liqueur known as crème de cassis, but blackcurrant is also used in cooking and even in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. We take a closer look.