The Tatar ethnic minority in the Crimean region is calling for United Nations intervention on the peninsula. They are concerned about possible violence in the region.
A UN special rapporteur has found a link between Brexit and a rise in racism and intolerance. The growth of racist discourse has spread to mainstream political parties, the UN said.
Iraqi authorities have said they will end a six-month air blockade imposed on Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the region's independence vote, which was not recognized by Baghdad. Flights could resume within a week.
The court found the Tatar leader guilty of "separatism" for calling on Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine. Ukraine has called the verdict "illegal and politically-motivated."
Judges in the Russian-controlled Crimea have sentenced Tatar representative Akhtem Chiygoz to eight years in a labor camp for "organizing a mass riot." Chiygoz had worked for a Tatar assembly which Moscow later outlawed.
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