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Spanish anti-mafia prosecutor targets Russian officials

Spain has opened an investigation into complaints that Russian officials laundered €30 million of stolen money through the EU country as part of a wider scam exposed by the late Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky. Spanish prosecutor Jose Grinda, known for previous cases against the Russian mafia in Spain, is to head the new probe, amid ongoing investigations into the money trail in Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Switzerland, and the US.

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Polish abortion rights activist vows to appeal case

Polish abortion rights activists Justyna Wydrzyńska was last week sentenced for giving abortion pills to a 12-week pregnant woman. She will appeal. But with a court stacked by politically-appointed judges, her chances of overturning it are slim.

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