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China expands mosque closure campaign beyond Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch reveals

JURIST

The Chinese government has increased mosque closures in the northern Ningxia region and Gansu province, according to a report released on Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. The government has previously faced international scrutiny for its treatment of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, a Chinese Muslim ethnic minority. The report describes the closure of mosques in Ningxia and Gansu, home to significant populations of Hui Muslims.

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NYCOA: The Wilson Uptick

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Yikes! It's been a few months. First, it was severe neck trauma that kept me totally out of commission for a while, and since then it's been zealously catching up on delayed deadlines and postponed commitments. Now, for better or worse, I'm back!There's lots to address about both the Supreme Court and New York's high court, the Court of Appeals. Let's begin with the latter.

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Special EU convoy says US sanctions are worsening Cuba’s human rights crisis

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EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, co-chaired the EU-Cuba human rights dialogue in Cuba, on Thursday. Gilmore stated that the agenda “recognised the impact of the [US] embargo, and called for the release of July ’21 detainees.” He also told reporters that the US sanctions are “hurting the human rights situation” as it is impacting “ordinary Cuban citizens.” The conference took place in accordance with the Accord for a Political Di

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 25, 2023

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Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness.

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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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BBC Persian: Iran secretly executes Milad Zohrevand for connection with 2022 protests

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According to BBC Persian, Iranian authorities secretly executed 21-year-old Milad Zohrevand on Thursday for his involvement in anti-government protests last year. The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights reports that Zohrevand is one of eight protesters that Iran has executed. BBC Persian reported that the prosecutor of Hamadan announced the execution of a prisoner in a Hamadan prison for the crime of “killing a government force,” named Ali Nazari.

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Ukraine announces reforms to military mobilization efforts

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In a press conference on Friday, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced coming reforms to its mobilization efforts. Ukraine’s military is in the midst of a recruiting crisis as the war against Russia rages on. Zelenskyy did not specify the structure of the reforms. However, Zelenskyy said that in a “challenging” meeting with his staff, “special attention was given to the situation with the work of the medical military commissions and military enlistment offices

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Roger Stone Comes for Casey DeSantis and Her Children

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In an age of rage , Roger Stone could be the avatar of the times. The self-proclaimed provocateur , Stone is known to wear a teeshirt reading “Trump 2020: F**k Your Feelings.” That credo was on display this week with an attack not on Ron DeSantis but his wife, Casey. The reason? Casey often refers to her children, a common point of reference for possible first ladies.

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New York City mayor Eric Adams accused of sexual assault

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New York City mayor Eric Adams was accused of sexually assaulting a Florida woman three decades ago, according to a summons filed with the Supreme Court of New York on Wednesday. The summons names Eric Adams, NYPD, the NPYD transit bureau, and three unknown entities as co-defendants. The plaintiff’s claims are brought under New York’s Adult Survivors Act.

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Study: Dobbs Resulted in an Increase of 30,000 Babies

JonathanTurley

According to the study by the Institute of Labor Economics, the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022 may have resulted in the birth of 32,000 additional babies. After the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization births rose by an average of 2.3 percent in states enforcing abortion bans or restrictions. That may be less than many pro-choice advocates suggested, but it still amounts to tens of thousands of babies.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Israel-Hamas deal goes into effect, first hostages and prisoners released

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Israel and Hamas’s deal for a temporary ceasefire went into effect Friday morning, triggering a pause in hostilities and the resumption of the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza. Hamas also released the first round of hostages, with Israel releasing the first round of Palestinian prisoners shortly thereafter. Israel confirmed on social media that 13 Israeli hostages were released, including four children, four of their family members and five elderly women.

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German police conduct raids on properties of suspected Hamas and Samidoun members

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The German Federal Ministry of the Interior conducted raids on 16 properties that belonged to members and supporters of Hamas and Samidoun on Thursday. The extensive search resulted in the seizure of mobile phones, laptops, data carriers and documents. The federal authorities are evaluating the seized materials with the help of Islamic scholars. With the approval granted by German administrative courts, the raid served to enforce the ban implemented earlier this month.