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Pussy Riot face charges of illegal use of uniforms after World Cup pitch invasion

By ethan / July 20, 2018

A Moscow magistrate has charged four members of Pussy Riot with the illegal wearing of police uniforms after they stormed the pitch disguised as cops during the World Cup final. The decision was made Friday by the magistrate in the Moscow district of Khamovniki, the location of the Luzhniki stadium where the France-Croatia showpiece took […]

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Kadyrov blasts US charges against Russian gun activist as groundless

By ethan / July 20, 2018

Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, has expressed his bewilderment over the US’ charges against Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who, he says, has done nothing illegal, yet finds herself in an American jail. “For several days in a row I see and hear the name Maria Butina everywhere. They write that she […]

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US charges Russian gun activist Butina with acting as agent of foreign government

By ethan / July 17, 2018

A US grand jury expanded the indictment against Russian citizen Maria Butina, arrested on Sunday in Washington and charged with conspiracy to act as a foreign agent, to include charges of her actually acting on behalf of Moscow. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice added another charge against Butina, 29, a Russian gun activist who […]

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French court drops money-laundering charges against Russian Senator Kerimov

By ethan / June 29, 2018

A court in France’s Aix-en-Provence has cleared Russian senator and key shareholder in the country’s largest gold producer, Suleiman Kerimov, of money-laundering charges and changed his status to ‘witness.’ However, Nice Public Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre has indicated that his agency will analyze the decision and is likely to appeal it, Russian news agency RBC reported […]

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'Hero' hacker who shut down WannaCry faces 4 more charges, including lying to FBI

By ethan / June 7, 2018

Marcus Hutchins, the hacker who stopped the WannaCry ransomware and was arrested by the FBI soon after, accused of creating and distributing malware himself, has asked for donations to cover legal costs as he faces more charges. The updated indictment was filed with the Wisconsin Eastern District Court earlier this week. It complements the original […]

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Prominent Russian rights activist cleared of child porn charges

By ethan / April 5, 2018

The head of the Karelia branch of the Russian NGO that deals with the history of Stalinist purges has been acquitted of creating child pornography, but received a minor sentence for illegal possession of firearms parts. In late 2016, the head of the Karelia Memorial NGO, Yury Dmitriyev, was detained on charges of making child […]

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Officers who killed Alton Sterling won’t face charges

By ethan / March 27, 2018

Two police officers who shot and killed a black man outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana will not face criminal charges. Protests over the 2016 incident culminated in the deaths of three police officers. Louisiana’s Attorney General Jeff Landry ruled out charges against the officers on Tuesday. The state had been investigating the […]

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