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Belarus Continues Persecution of Opposition Leaders, Journalists

A Belarus court opened on Tuesday a trial in absentia of the country’s leading opposition politicians, including Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who fled the country after she challenged the country’s long-time autocratic president Aleksandr Lukashenko at the 2020 elections.

UK: FCA Fines Banks for Anti-Money Laundering Shortcomings

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) penalized two banks in as many days for shortcomings in their anti-money laundering and due diligence protocols that failed to ensure that their clients’ money was not connected to financial crime.

EU Prosecutors Charge 4 for Smuggling Luxury Cars

German prosecutors have charged four people after investigators of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office found they had used forged custom papers to import more than 40 luxury cars worth millions from non-EU countries without paying the full customs and tax amounts in the EU.

UN Urges Iran to Stop Executing Protesters

The United Nations human rights chief urged authorities in Iran to immediately stop executing people who have been participating in the recent anti-government demonstrations and not use the death sentence to spread fear and silence the protests.