Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said Monday that she would cross the Atlantic on a racing sailboat to attend a UN climate summit in New York in September.
Doctors have not found any evidence that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was poisoned.
Foreign diplomats and rights groups are closely watching proceedings as concerns mount over the vanishing space for dissent in the former British colony, which has taken a swift authoritarian turn since the imposition of the law in June 2020.
The 24-year old activist was jailed on Dec.2 along with Joshua Wong for their roles in an unlawful rally near police headquarters in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of opposition figures this year.
"It is currently being investigated as a non-criminal death and there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances,” Toronto police spokeswoman Caroline de Kloet said.
Supporters of Muna and Mohammed Al Kurd, who are twins, say their detention is part of a broader Israeli effort to halt opposition to the evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, where Jewish settlers want to move into the Al Kurds' home and others under an Israeli court ruling.
Britain has accused China of multiple breaches of an agreement that saw the semi-autonomous city handed back to China in 1997. It says China’s security law and moves to disqualify pro-democracy legislators have undermined Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy.
The recently founded Taking the Initiative Party said Sasha Johnson, a member of its executive leadership committee, was "a strong, powerful voice for our people and our community.”
Local police said on Tuesday that Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kiev-based Belarusian House in Ukraine, was found hanged in one of the city's parks not far from his home, police said in a statement.