Morning Brief: Zelensky denounces the amnesty, Canada requests the extradition of a French priest, etc.

Zelensky said Amnesty was drawing a “false equivalence” between the actions of Russian invading forces and Ukrainians defending their homeland. In other news, Canada seeks extradition of French priest accused of molesting Indigenous children, announcement follows Pope Francis’ historic visit to Canada, where he expressed regret over wrongdoings decades of treatment of Indigenous children in Catholic schools.

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Zelensky criticizes Amnesty for establishing a ‘false equivalence between Russian invaders and Ukrainian defenders’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has slammed Amnesty International after the group accused the Ukrainian military of endangering civilians and violating humanitarian law in its fight against Russian invaders

He denounced the international rights group’s double standards claiming that Amnesty had tried to ‘amnesty the terrorist state (Russia) and shift the blame from the aggressor to the victim,’ Zelensky said in his daily address, reports AFP.

Canada seeks extradition of French priest accused of molesting Indigenous children


According to Canadian Justice Minister David Lametti, Canada has requested the extradition of a French priest accused of molesting indigenous children more than 30 years ago. Lametti said in an email to AFP: “I know that an extradition request sent to France has been made public, which ministry officials have just confirmed. It is important for Canada and its international partners serious crimes should be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted”.

Monkeypox outbreak: US cases top 6,600, Biden calls it a public health emergency


In order to free up new funds and help with data collection, US President Joe Biden has declared monkeypox a public health emergency.

Warning of the need for swift action to contain the outbreak, experts pointed to cases nationwide exceeding 6,600, with about a quarter coming from New York state.

Gravitas: After China, Pelosi’s message to North Korea

Kenya gives Facebook hate speech ultimatum, misinformation runs rampant on TikTok


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