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20 June 2020

Stories from 20 June 2020

Timor-Leste plans to restore criminal defamation law amid concerns about its free speech impact

Advox

"This draft law threatens everyone, particularly vulnerable people without political connections or financial resources. "

Viktor Tsoi: The undying icon of Soviet dissident rock

RuNet Echo

Fans of Soviet rock star Viktor Tsoi mark his birthday, June 21, remembering his freedom-loving songs that still resonate three decades after his death in 1990.

Who are the ‘rioters’ facing jail time after the anti-China extradition protests in Hong Kong?

Around a third of the 612 rioters currently awaiting trial are younger than 20, while at least 14 are under 16-years-old.

Fish prices spike as Cameroon’s mangroves face total depletion 

COVID-19

Cameroonians rely heavily on mangroves for fish and firewood, but exploiting its resources has pushed it to the brink. A spike in fish prices is largely blamed on mangrove depletion.

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