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MINSK,Belarus | Lawyer: Risks rise as filmmaker’s hunger strike hits Day 75

MINSK, Belarus — The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker who is imprisoned in Russia says the health risks for his client are rising as the protest enters its 75th day. Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years for conspiracy to commit terrorism. The … Continue reading MINSK,Belarus | Lawyer: Risks rise as filmmaker’s hunger strike hits Day 75

MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

MINSK, Belarus — Ukraine‘s parliament has adopted a measure to expand the powers of the country’s new anti-corruption court, meeting an International Monetary Fund condition for restoring aid. The measure adopted Thursday by parliament would extend the jurisdiction of the court, which was established in June, to handle all corruption cases, including those opened before … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

MINSK, Belarus | 2nd suspect charged in Ukraine journalist murder plot

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have charged a second suspect for allegedly organizing a murder plot against a Russian journalist whose killing was faked last month. Ukrainian police last month said journalist Arkady Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, had been shot to death in his apartment building in Kiev. But the next … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | 2nd suspect charged in Ukraine journalist murder plot