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Italian government to intervene in trial of Iuventa rescuers as plaintiff

Decisive steps were taken today in the trial of the crew members of the civil rescue ship Iuventa, who face up to 20 years in prison for “aiding and abetting unauthorized immigration” and whose ship has been impounded in the port…

Iuventa: judge orders repairs and maintenance for NGO ship

After being held in the port of Trapani for five years and abandoned by the harbour master’s office, the Iuventa has been plundered, largely demolished and is currently unseaworthy and in danger of sinking. In its ruling yesterday, a court confirmed the…

International observers admitted in trial against Iuventa

At today’s hearing in the trial against the civil sea rescuers, the presence of renowned international trial observers was admitted by the court. After approval by all parties, they were allowed to attend the trial as observers for the first…

Ukrainian pacifist and objector Ruslan Kotsaba on trial again

In Ukraine, a trial against Ukrainian journalist, pacifist and conscientious objector Ruslan Kostaba will be held on Tuesday 19 July 2022, simply because he publicly expressed his pacifist views. The International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), War Resisters’ International (WRI), the…

Grenfell Tower: five years later, the survivors of the fire still await justice

Yesterday was June 14th, and for the families of the 72 victims who died of suffocation in the Grenfell Tower fire in London five years ago, it was again a day of grief. It was day marked by a solemn…

Samos, Nicolò Govoni’s trial for use of fireworks postponed

The allegation refers to events that occurred the 6th of August, 2019 at a party at the Mazì education center. Still I Rise: “We have condemned the human rights violations on this island for years: the reasoning behind this trial…

Turkey: Gezi Protests Trial to Begin

Drop Bogus Charges, Free Kavala and Aksakoğlu The trial of 16 people accused of organizing and financing peaceful protests which began in Istanbul’s Gezi Park in 2013 is scheduled to begin on June 24, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today,…

Turkey: Academics on Trial for Signing Petition

The decision to prosecute scores of academics for signing a January 2016 petition criticizing the Turkish government’s actions in southeastern Turkey seriously violates the right to free speech and academic freedom, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges are also a misuse…

Manning Aunt Testifies at Military Trial; Assange Emerges in Testimony

The trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning continues at Fort Meade, Maryland. On Tuesday, Manning’s aunt testified he told her of his initial hope that the video he released of a U.S. helicopter shooting dead Iraqi civilians would become “big…

Mass Rally for Bradley Manning at Fort Meade on June 1st

After more than three years of imprisonment, including nine months of torture, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley Manning’s trial will finally begin June 3rd, 2013, in military courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland. The outcome of this trial will determine whether…