Putin Grants Russian Citizenship to Edward Snowden

Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday granted Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who fled to Russia in 2013 after leaking classified documents about NSA surveillance programs.

US whistleblower Edward Snowden addresses the other speakers and audience through a live video link from Moscow, during "The Belmarsh Tribunal", which is calling for the release of Wikileaks founders Julian Assange, on October 22, 2021 in London, England. The Belmarsh Tribunal is a convention of parliamentarians, journalists, investigators and …

Indian Police Ban Protests Against Religious Persecution Law

Indian police made hundreds of arrests on Thursday to enforce a ban on protests imposed after the passage of a controversial law that makes it easier for refugees from neighboring Muslim-majority countries to become citizens if they faced religious persecution at home.

Police clash with a protester during demonstrations against India's new citizenship law in Mangalore on December 19, 2019. - Indian police fired tear gas and detained hundreds of people on December 19 as fresh violence broke out and demonstrators defied bans on assembly, amid growing anger at Prime Minister Narendra …