Activism

Alexey Navalny Has Plane Ticket to Moscow on January 17

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who is currently recovering in Germany from a nerve-agent attack he blames on the Kremlin, said he plans to return to Moscow despite threats by the authorities to imprison him upon his arrival.

Navalny said in an Instagram video post Wednesday that he has a ticket to Moscow on Jan. 17.

Russian Opposition Leader Granted Asylum in Bulgaria

Bulgaria granted political asylum to Russian opposition leader Evgeny Chupov 16 months after he applied for it.  Thus, he has refugee status in our country. He himself posted his info on the social network, along with the decision of the State Agency for Refugees. The Russian's wife and their four children will stay in Bulgaria with him.

LGBTQI activists hold anti-racism rally in Athens

Members of several LQBTQI groups on Saturday held a protest rally in Athens' main Syntagma square against racism, prompted by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in handcuffs on May 25 while a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck.

Protesters held protest banners forming the phrase "Black Lives Matter" and unfurled a long rainbow flag.

Protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for change

The tenor of the protests set off by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police has taken a turn from the explosive anger that has fueled the setting of fires, breaking of windows and other violence to a quiet, yet more forceful, grassroots call for more to be done to address racial injustice.

Suspects in botched bombing to appear before magistrate

Two men who were arrested last Wednesday while trying to plant two incendiary devices outside an apartment building in the Thessaloniki suburb of Kalamaria, where a former conservative minister lives, are to face an investigating magistrate in the northern port city on Monday on a string of criminal charges.

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