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1. A Loss for Justice

"The Committee against Torture has been protecting the rights of citizens who have suffered from torture and inhuman treatment by government officials all their lives. Despite the obvious benefits of this mission, the authorities have been trying for many years to give it an alien and harmful outline... Apparently, the authorities are giving a signal that torture is becoming (or has already become) part of state policy and is not a problem. Here I would like to remind you about the Constitution, where torture is prohibited (for the time being)."

– Sergey Babinets, chairman of the Committee against Torture
Tags: human rights, Committee against Torture, law, government, social issues
2. Hungary on Alert

Hungary has moved into a state of emergency, due to the conflict in Ukraine. 

Tags: hungary, economy, government, vladimir putin, war in ukraine, Ukraine
3. An Anthem of Dissent

A Russian man in Tyumen was arrested for playing the Ukrainian national anthem in public.

Tags: war in ukraine, music, government, dissent, Ukraine, Siberia
4. Alphabet Bans

The Ukrainian government is banning two Latin letters used by Russian invasion forces.

Tags: government, law, war in ukraine, Ukraine
5. Ignorance is Not Strength

Belarus moves to ban George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984.

Tags: government, dissent, literature, Belarus
6. Zelensky Returns

After six weeks away, Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky made an appearance at Kiev's parliament.

Tags: government, Zelensky, war in ukraine, Ukraine
7. Subversion Subverted

Putin's attempt to undermine Ukraine backfired ... due to corruption.

Tags: war in ukraine, government, corruption, putin
8. Street Cat to Cat Mayor

The Ukrainian city of Lviv now has an acting cat mayor in office. 

Tags: TikTok, mayor, government, Ukraine, animals, cat
9. There's a Visa For That

Is Russia is looking to streamline its 30+ types of visas by potentially adding four more?

Tags: visas, travel, government, immigration, law
10. Tipple Tender Trending

The minimum price of vodka, set by Russia's Ministry of Finance, has been raised. Barely.

Tags: alcohol, government, economy, vodka

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