The force’s commissioner said everyone believed to be involved in the car bombing that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia was in custody. But a motive remains unclear.
Category: Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations
South African authorities said that for now they were treating the case as a robbery, but the political allies of the man who was shot, Serge Ndayizeye, had their suspicions of an assassination.
Its prison camps, descended from the Soviet gulag, are notoriously harsh. But in a shift from the Stalin era, inmates have treated political prisoners with respect.
Lokman Slim was a rare Shiite Muslim who openly criticized the extremist group for its militancy in Lebanon and the Middle East. He was found dead in a car with multiple bullet wounds.
A court in Belgium sentenced Assadollah Assadi, an envoy based in Vienna, to 20 years in prison for his role in a thwarted attack on a group that seeks to overthrow the Iranian leadership.
While many at the protests are critical of Aleksei A. Navalny, the Kremlin’s treatment of the opposition leader has united a disparate group of Putin’s opponents who say they can no longer tolerate official injustice.
The opposition leader, speaking by video link, called the decision politically motivated. Tens of thousands of people calling for his release protested across Russia last weekend.
The 2019 killing appeared to be the country’s first political assassination by a far-right extremist since the end of World War II.
Schools have scheduled exams and officials asked families to engage in nonpolitical activities like walks in the woods in an effort to keep young people away from demonstrations set for Saturday.
Aleksei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, says he will fly home from Germany on Sunday. The Russian authorities have said they will “take all actions” to detain him.