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AP Exclusive: FBI thought Demjanjuk evidence faked

An FBI report kept secret for 25 years said the Soviet Union "quite likely fabricated" evidence central to the prosecution of John Demjanjuk — a revelation that could help the defense as closing arguments resume Wednesday in the retired Ohio auto worker's Nazi war crimes trial in Germany.

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Ukraine ex-leader charged over murder

Prosecutors announced earlier this week they had opened a criminal probe against Kuchma on suspicion that he gave the orders that led to the brutal murder of Gongadze in 2000.

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A less forgone conclusion

If the Russian authorities expel Abdugani Kamaliyev (Tursinov), an Uzbek married to a Russian national, tonight, they will do so in violation of their own legislation and the European Court of Human Rights! And they cannot say that they didn’t know in time.

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So did a spetsnaz unit beat prisoners of Penal Colony No. 60?

Statement from the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group regarding the believed deployment of a special force unit in a penal colony, the haste with which the authorities have reached conclusions claiming the contrary, and why their checks leave so very many question unanswered

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An illegitimate mayor “chosen” in bandit style

Myroslava Svystovych is presently appealing against both the untoward circumstances of her removal from office as Mayor of Irpin (Kyiv region) and against what she and other independent observers have suggested were serious violations of electoral procedure during the new elections

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Halya Coynash: Here we go again?

While attention has been focused on Kyiv over the last few months, democracy would seem to have been under siege not so far away. There are some very disturbing echoes of 2004 in the recent mayoral election in Irpin (Kyiv region)

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Maidan International raises $811.27 for the protesters in Belarus

March 23, 2006. MISNK, Belarus. -- Maidan International, an independent non-profit organization, raised $811.27 in a single day from Belarusians living throughout the globe to support the protest.

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Minsk Protest, Day 4. The rally for Belarusian democracy continues

PRIHODZ!March 22, 2006. Minsk, Belarus. -- The pro-democracy rally continued in Minsk despite a call from one of the two democratic candidates, Mr Kozulin, to leave and come back on March 25, which the protesters overwhealmingly ignored. The Third Way community (a civic org): "The protesters on the Kastrychnitska Place need your help!"

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Milosevic is dead


Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic has been found dead in his prison cell in Hague.

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Armed "Wolves" Against People

10,000 Belarusian citizens have gathered today in Svaboda (Freedom) Square in Minsk to meet the candidate of united democratic forces, Alyaksandr Milinkevich. Thousands of interior troops, SWAT, riots police officers, have been drawn to the city. SWAT commander Dzmitry Paulichenka was in charge of the force operation. He is suspected of abductions and murders of Belarusian oppositionists and a journalist.

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