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  • Hong Kong’s Aggressive Use of Security Law

    Carrie Lam

    Carrie Lam

    Chief Executive of Hong Kong

    “[The national security law] will only target an extremely small minority of people who have breached the law, while the life and property, basic rights and freedoms of the overwhelming majority of Hong Kong residents will be protected.”

    Lam minimized the potential impact of Hong Kong’s new Chinese-written security law before it took effect. Once it did, arrests and charges under the law were immediate.
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  • Putin, a Rainbow Flag, and Discrimination in Russia

    Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin

    Russian President

    “In Russia, there has not been, is not, and will not be anything that is associated with restrictions on rights based on race, sexual orientation, nationality, or any religious grounds. This has never happened in Russia and never will.”

    Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has changed its criminal code to allow targeting and prosecuting minorities and amended the constitution to outlaw gay marriage.
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  • Bolsonaro’s Son Counters Coronavirus Attacks with Spin-tistics

    Carlos Bolsonaro

    Carlos Bolsonaro

    Rio de Janeiro city council member, son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

    "You won't see this type of information in most TV stations … and even less in the posts of the ‘journalists’ of the affiliates of those who always raped the country:"

    On the defensive for mounting coronavirus cases in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro now has the virus himself. His son, the local politician Carlos Bolsonaro, promoted misleading data to argue that things are better than critics claim.
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  • Russian Ministry Praises MH17 Malaysian Conspiracy Book

    Maria Zakharova

    Maria Zakharova

    Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman

    “The appearance of this book testifies to the increasing desire of the Malaysians to form their own opinion about what happened. We believe that the latter is especially important, given how one-sided and engaged in the West this tragedy has been illuminated for years.”

    The author of the book is a Malaysian conspiracy theorist. Based on the title, the work appears to blame the MH17 shootdown over Ukraine on the “Jewish antichrist Illuminati.”
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  • Fact, Fiction in China’s Critique of U.S. Arms Control

    Fu Cong

    Fu Cong

    Director General of the Department of Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China

    “Some glaring omissions in the US Annual Arms Control Compliance Report: Withdrawal from ABM, JCPOA, INF, Open Skies Treaty …”

    Fu Cong’s tweet, prompted by talks to extend a key U.S.-Russian arms treaty, is a mashup of misleading and partly true assertions about the Trump administration’s arms control posture.
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  • INTERPOL Denies Issuing Red Notices for Donald Trump, U.S. Officials, as Iran Claimed

    Press TV

    Press TV

    Iranian state TV channel

    “A senior Iranian judge says INTERPOL Red Notices have been issued for the prosecution of dozens of military and political officials of the United States, including President Donald Trump, on charges of planning and implementing a terrorist attack in the Iraqi capital that assassinated Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani and his companions.”

    INTERPOL has denied receiving the request and stated that it does not consider requests for red notices that it believes are “political.”
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  • Can You Trust Your COVID-19 App?

    Qatari Ministry of Interior

    Qatari Ministry of Interior

    “EHTERAZ is your trusted smart application to follow up on the latest updates of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Qatar.”

    The Qatari government’s COVID-19 app has been named among the “most dangerous for privacy” by the Amnesty International Security Lab. It’s not alone. Bahrain, China, Iran, Kuwait, Norway and Russia have suspect apps, too.
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  • Maduro Downplays Venezuela’s Coronavirus Disaster

    Nicolás Maduro

    Nicolás Maduro

    President of Venezuela

    "Every day we protect the health of our people, without slowing down for a second the production of goods and services, construction and renovation of important works and always in defense of the national peace. Venezuela moves forward!"

    Maduro’s praise overlooks the widespread fragility in the country’s response to COVID-19, all intensified because of the chronic economic, political and humanitarian crises that have persisted under his government.
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