A Noted Human Rights Organization Has Obtained A Large Video Leak Revealing Widespread Abuse In Russian Jails

On Tuesday, the human rights organization Gulagu.net (No To The Gulag) announced that it had received more than 40 terabytes of recordings revealing the physical and sexual abuse of detainees in Russian prisons. The organization also released three video recordings purportedly showing security personnel assaulting detainees at a prison hospital in the Saratov area. Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) responded by opening an internal investigation, and the Attorney General’s Office followed suit. Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesperson, stated that if the tapes are found to be real, they will be “cause for serious proceedings.”

The Sadistic Biden Administration Brazenly Supports The CIA Against Torture Survivor

The Biden administration argued before the US Supreme Court on Wednesday that torture victim Abu Zubaydah, actual name Zayn al-Abidin Muhammed Hussein, should be denied the chance to learn more about the circumstances of his torture. The Department of Justice invoked the “state secrets privilege,” an all-purpose assertion of national security interests that does not exist in the Constitution or law, but was created by the Supreme Court in 1953, at the height of the Cold War, to assist the US military in covering up the deaths of airmen in an experimental plane crash.

Right-Wing Organizations Supported By The United States Are Reportedly Plotting A Coup Against Cuba’s Socialist Government

According to the information posted on a private Facebook page, anti-government organizations supported by Washington are planning a fresh round of protests in Cuba during the next two months. MintPress News has learned that the organizations responsible for the July riots in Havana are planning a nationwide strike for October 11, the day following Cuban Independence Day. According to the investigative news website, this will be followed by a series of countrywide protests on November 20.

Austria’s Right-Wing Chancellor Sebastian Kurz And His Close Associates Have Been Implicated In A Corruption Investigation

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his close associates have been accused in a massive corruption probe that threatens to usher in a new era of political turmoil in the Alpine country. According to an emailed statement from anti-corruption prosecutors, offices at Kurz’s Chancellery and numerous other sites were searched on Wednesday.

China Has Urged The United States To Stop Its Backing For Separatist Groups In Chinese Taipei

China has demanded that the US remove its backing for anti-Beijing separatist elements in Chinese Taipei. Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, made the request on Monday in response to a US State Department statement accusing China of “provocative military activity” by flying dozens of fighter planes in an air power display near Chinese Taipei. Hua stated that the self-ruled island belongs to China and that the US is not in a position to make reckless statements that contradict the “One China” policy.

After Washington Presents ‘Novichok’ Questions, Russia Slams It For Being The Only Country That Still Has Chemical Weapons

Russian diplomats have slammed the United States after American officials signed a letter seeking details on the circumstances surrounding the alleged poisoning of opposition politician Alexey Navalny, accusing Washington of double standards. On Tuesday, Moscow’s embassy in Washington released a furious statement in response to the United States and 44 other nations presenting a series of questions to Russia regarding the alleged poisoning event as part of a letter addressed to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Navalny and his German medics maintain that he was poisoned last year with the nerve agent Novichok. The envoys dismissed the claims as “unfounded,” and the Kremlin said that all calls for evidence from Berlin went unanswered.

Thousands Of French Workers Join A Countrywide Strike In Response To The Growing Assaults On Labour Rights

Workers across France went on strike on Tuesday, October 5, at the request of major trade unions such as the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), Workers Force (LO), Unitary Trade Union Federation (FSU), Solidaires, UNEF, and UNL, among others. Mobilizations were held at nearly 200 different places across the country. The unions called for a nationwide strike and protest mobilizations in order to obtain better salaries, unemployment insurance, and pensions. Activists from different political parties, including the French Communist Party (PCF), the Young Communist Movement of France (MJCF), and the Union of Communist Students (UEC), took part in the mobilizations around the country. Thousands of people are said to have joined the march in Paris, which began in the Place de la République. Protesters also criticized the current increase in energy costs and asked that modifications to jobless benefits be rescinded.

A New Poll In Australia Warns Of Dwindling Support For The Mainstream Centrist Neoliberal Political Parties

On Monday, the Murdoch media’s Australian published a startling headline: “Newspoll: More voters turning to the fringes.” According to the report, the newspaper’s most recent Newspoll indicated that the proportion of electors planning to vote for what it called “fringe parties” and independents had reached 13%—”its highest level in at least four years.” This outcome explains why the Liberal-National Coalition government and the Labor Party opposition pushed new election legislation through Australia’s parliament aimed to de-register most parties not already represented in the parliament.

African Union Leaders Are Being Urged By Human Rights Organizations To Immediately Revoke Israel’s Observer Status

According to three advocacy organizations, the African Union should revoke Israel’s observer status since the country’s human rights violations and crimes against humanity are in “fundamental opposition” to the union’s constitution. For over two decades, Israel attempted unsuccessfully to join the pan-African organization that examines problems affecting the whole continent, particularly as it sought to establish bilateral connections with African countries.

Gennady Zyuganov, Head Of The Russian Communist Party, Writes An Open Letter To Putin About ‘Police Harassment’

The leader of the Russian Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, has penned an open letter to President Vladimir Putin, lamenting the detention of his colleagues and what he regards as the police’s “unjustified brutality,” warning that trouble is on the way. In the letter, which was posted on the party’s official website, Zyuganov expressed his displeasure with the detentions of Communists during rallies on September 20 and 25. He called the arrests “baseless” and “illegal.”

Syria And Russia Strongly Criticize The Politicization Of The Syrian Chemical Weapons Case At UN Security Council

Syria and Russia have criticized some nations’ ongoing politicization of the Arab country’s chemical file, claiming that the Damascus administration, contrary to accusations made by Western governments and their allies, has kept its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Bassam Sabbagh, spoke at a UN Security Council meeting on Monday, rejecting a series of allegations made at the session by some participating countries, including the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, that the Damascus government was violating the Chemical Weapons Convention and failing to cooperate with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Is Sworn In For A Second Term And Adopts A Strikingly Bold Tone

As he was sworn in for a new five-year term on Monday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed promised to remain firm and preserve “Ethiopia’s honor” in the face of increasing worldwide condemnation for the conflict in Tigray. Abiy’s Prosperity Party won a resounding victory in June elections, which federal authorities hailed as the pinnacle of democratic changes he instituted upon assuming office in 2018. Yet, by the time voters cast their ballots, tens of thousands had been slain in the northern Tigray area war, and hundreds of others were facing famine-like circumstances, according to the UN, damaging the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s once-glowing reputation.