BREAKING: ‘Make it stop’: George Floyd’s brother testifies on police reform

Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, has testified before the house judiciary committee, calling on politicians to “make sure his death isn’t in vain”. Speaking about his experience of seeing the video of Floyd’s killing, he said: “I can’t tell you the kind of pain you feel when you watch something like that. When … Read more BREAKING: ‘Make it stop’: George Floyd’s brother testifies on police reform

Iran to execute alleged ‘CIA spy’ involved in Soleimani’s killing

Iran has announced it will execute a man it says helped the US assassinate its top general, Qassem Soleimani. A judiciary spokesman said an Iranian citizen provided information about Soleimani’s whereabouts to the US’s CIA and Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Iraq in January. Al Jazeera’s Zein … Read more Iran to execute alleged ‘CIA spy’ involved in Soleimani’s killing

WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee holds meeting on FBI Russia investigation

The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider authorization of subpoenas for individuals involved in FBI investigation into Russia’s involvement with the 2016 Trump campaign. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: … Read more WATCH: Senate Judiciary Committee holds meeting on FBI Russia investigation

WATCH: Rod Rosenstein testifies in Senate examination into Russia probe

Former deputy attorney general Rod J. Rosenstein, testifies in Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Mueller investigation. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Lindsey Graham to Hold Hearing on George Floyd’s Death

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham announced that he will hold a hearing on George Floyd’s death, with a “deep dive” on policing and race relations. Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, said he has tentatively set a June 16 hearing on the issue, which returned to the forefront after the death of George … Read more Lindsey Graham to Hold Hearing on George Floyd’s Death

Trump Announces China Sanctions Over It’s Treatment of Hong Kong

President Donald Trump announced Friday the U.S. would sanction China over the government’s treatment of Hong Kong, saying “Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous.” The financial sanctions will be targeted in order to leave the U.S. room for escalation if necessary, according to a fourth person familiar with the matter. Trump officials crafting the … Read more Trump Announces China Sanctions Over It’s Treatment of Hong Kong

Criminal Justice in a Pandemic: The Courts

In these two public webinars from the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, the panels explore the enormous additional pressures that the pandemic has imposed on the criminal justice system. In the first event, our focus is the courts and we explore the reality of daily life in magistrates’ courts and in the … Read more Criminal Justice in a Pandemic: The Courts

China Approves Hong Kong Security Bill

Chinese lawmakers approved a proposal for sweeping new national security legislation in Hong Kong, defying a threat by U.S. President Donald Trump to respond strongly to a measure that democracy advocates say will curb essential freedoms in the city. The National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp legislature, approved the draft decision by a vote of 2,878-1 … Read more China Approves Hong Kong Security Bill

Is Hong Kong’s autonomy dead? | The Stream

With China expected to expand its authority over Hong Kong, what will become of the city’s pro-democracy movement? New security laws could formally base mainland authorities and intelligence services in Hong Kong. The proposal by Beijing is seen as a response to last year’s demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill. China’s proposed law targets subversive … Read more Is Hong Kong’s autonomy dead? | The Stream

What Do China’s New Security Laws Mean For Hong Kong?

China’s decision to impose new national security laws in Hong Kong has brought protesters advocating greater democracy back onto the city’s streets, after a lull forced by the coronavirus pandemic. It also has cast more doubt on whether Hong Kong still has the “high degree of autonomy” promised before the British handed their colony back … Read more What Do China’s New Security Laws Mean For Hong Kong?

Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Rejects Criticism Over Security Laws From Foreign Governments

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended China’s moves to impose sweeping national security laws in the territory amid renewed protests and growing international concern over what it would mean for the city’s future autonomy. Local residents support the planned legislation, Chief Executive Carrie Lam asserted in a weekly briefing Tuesday, while rejecting criticism from foreign … Read more Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Rejects Criticism Over Security Laws From Foreign Governments

Mounting opposition to China’s proposed security laws | ABC News

More than a dozen Australian politicians are among a group a of global leaders raising concerns about China’s new laws for Hong Kong. China’s government plans to enforce new security measures, which will target independence activists, foreign forces and terrorists. In a return of the unrest that hit Hong Kong last year, crowds thronged the … Read more Mounting opposition to China’s proposed security laws | ABC News

Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas as thousands protest over proposed security laws

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters on Sunday, as thousands thronged the streets to protest against Beijing’s plan to directly impose national security laws on the city.  The rally came as the city’s government sought to reassure the public and foreign investors over the tough security laws proposed by Beijing that sent a chill … Read more Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas as thousands protest over proposed security laws

Brazil: Bolsonaro’s “digital militia” at heart of investigation into his sons

It’s not just the U.S. president who’s at odds with state governors over confinement and his own judiciary over obstruction of justice accusations: In #F24Debate, The Intercept’s Andrew Fishman says his own says his own publication’s been the target of troll farms loyal to Brazil’s president. He discusses how #Bolsonaro’s weaponization of social media is … Read more Brazil: Bolsonaro’s “digital militia” at heart of investigation into his sons