Berkovich and Petriychuk where charged with justifying terrorism over a play about Russian women marrying Islamists in Syria.
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Using Beer As Reminder Of UK Voting Rule Change
Brixton Brewery has launched a beer can campaign to encourage voters in the UK to bring their photo ID to vote.
Belarus Journalist Taken From Plane Sentenced To 8 years
The arrest of opposition blogger Raman Pratasevich shocked the world when Belarus forced his Ryanair flight to Lithuania to land in Minsk.
King’s Coronation Prompts Scrutiny Of Royal Wealth
The lavish coronation, featuring expensive jewels and a golden carriage, sparks debate about funding the royal family and public support.
The Wake-Up Call For Swiss Voters Abroad
Swiss expats are a key component of the country’s global reach, but only a small percentage exercise their right to vote.
Europe Needs Stronger Rules For Political Ads
Proposed EU regulation will increase public scrutiny of paid political messaging, restrict distribution of political ads based on individual sensitivities.
How Mexico And Belgium Cope With Online Campaign Finance
Online campaign costs have risen in Mexico and Belgium, despite their apparent differences, both face comparable difficulties.
Ukraine Widens Anti-Corruption Raids
Ukraine has widened its anti-corruption dragnet as pressure mounts on the country’s authorities to clean up its public finances.
Russian Wagner Boss Acknowledges Comparison With Rasputin
Russian mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin responded to comparisons [with]…Rasputin who treated the son of the last tsar for haemophilia.
European Parliament Head Plans Firewalls Against Corruption
To stop instances of corruption, the European Parliament is planning to put in place “firewalls” as well as “sound alarm bells early.”