DESA Executives in Berta Cáceres Trial Are ‘Political Prisoners,’ Argue Lawyers in New White Paper

The following press release was distributed to media today. Report from Amsterdam & Partners LLP accuses activists of spreading false information, attacking right to fair trial, and blocking economic development in Honduras The ongoing prosecution of two businessmen accused of involvement in the 2016 killing of activist Berta Cáceres is based on false claims, riddled […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 10, 2018

TODAY: Human rights giant Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies at 91. Hundreds protest against regional authorities in Tatarstan. Ponomaryov sentenced reduced. Navalny’s new voting initiative site blocked by ISPs. Russia is number 2 in global arms sales, largely thanks to its own purchases. Russia stalls at climate conference. France investigating Russian influence on Yellow Vests. Putin’s “daughter” […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 7, 2018

TODAY: OPEC fails to real output cut agreement. Ukraine appeals to OSCE to act against Russia. Trump losing Kremlin support. Venezuela wins $6bn in Russian investment. Medvedev says pension reform decision hardest of the decade. St Petersburg Soviet commemoration plaques declared illegal. MPs demand EU-wide Magnitsky Act.

Beltway Journal: Combating Disinformation and the “Deep States” of Russia and China

Nearly a month after the US midterm election, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis confirmed in an interview that Russian operatives had once again interfered in the American electoral process – a revelation that, while hardly surprising, should be a significant cause for concern. This discovery is yet another indication of an evolving global landscape, […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 6, 2018

TODAY: Russia wants evidence of US claims regarding INF Treaty, threatens to make banned weapons and target US allies. Poroshenko in the NYT. EU campaign to combat Russian disinformation. Activist Ponomarev given 25 days’ jail for an online post.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 5, 2018

TODAY: NATO accuses Russia of breaching INF Treaty and US issues ultimatum for Russian compliance. Russia says US knows it is already compliant. Kremlin says US must make next move on dialogue. Ukraine concerned about Russian military buildup, as commercial traffic resumes in Sea of Azov. School teacher compares Navalny badges to Nazi persecution. Schoolboy […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – Dec 4, 2018

TODAY: Kremlin denies plot to takeover Ukrainian ports. NATO to discuss Kerch Strait incident today after G20 glosses over it. Kremlin defends Putin handshake with Saudi Prince. Ukraine-Russia Orthodox split sees priests’ homes searched. Human Rights Ombudswoman calls for new law against domestic abuse. Spending cuts hurting regions. Kremlin pundit defends rappers. Germany says supporting […]