Monthly Archives: August 2022

Russian dissident and former mayor Yevgeny Roizman detained, charged over ‘one phrase — the invasion of Ukraine’

Yevgeny Roizman, a high-profile Russian dissident and former mayor of the city of Yekaterinburg, was detained Wednesday morning, purportedly over his public refusal to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a “special military operation.” “This case revolves around one phrase — ‘the invasion of Ukraine,’” Roizman told reporters as police escorted him from his… Read More »

Shanghai court sentences Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua to 13 years in prison

A Shanghai court has sentenced Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua to 13 years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of 6.5 million yuan (CAD 1.2 million) on charges of the illegal absorption of public deposits, breach of trust in the use of entrusted property, illegal use of funds, and bribery.