Japan executes three people for first time under Kishida government

Japan executed three death row convicts Tuesday for the first time since 2019, according to the Japan Times. The three executions are the first carried out under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The three prisoners were identified as Yasutaka Fujishiro, 65, Tomoaki Takanezawa, 54 and Mitsunori Onogawa, 44. Fujishiro was convicted for killing seven of his relatives… Read More »

Federal jury convicts Harvard professor of concealing ties to Chinese university

The former chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was found guilty by a federal jury Tuesday of lying to authorities about his connections to China and one of its universities, according to a press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ). Charles Leiber was convicted by a jury in the US District Court for… Read More »

Human Rights Watch calls on Japan to cut ties with Myanmar’s military

  Human Rights Watch called Monday for Japan to cut ties with Myanmar’s military and halt a military study-abroad program, according to a post on the organization’s website. The organization, which conducts research and advocacy for human rights, wrote that Japan should also end a program where cadets from Myanmar receive combat training. Human Rights Watch said that… Read More »

India competition regulator suspends Amazon’s deal with Future Group

In an unprecedented move, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) Friday suspended the approval given for Amazon’s 2019 investment in Future Coupons Private Limited (FCPL), claiming that the US e-commerce giant concealed critical information while seeking regulatory clearance. It also levied a penalty of ₹202 crores on Amazon. In November 2019, the CCI had permitted Amazon to acquire a… Read More »

UNHRC establishes commission to investigate international law violations in Ethiopia

In a special session held at the request of the European Union on Friday, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) voted on Friday to establish an international commission of human rights exerts on Ethiopia. The main aim of the commission would be to conduct thorough investigation into allegations of violations and abuses of international human rights law,… Read More »

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