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Morning brief: Iran’s “mock executions”, Ukraine’s alleged “terrorist act” against Russia, etc.

As Ukraine faces a new barrage of Russian missile attacks on its infrastructure, the country has reportedly attacked two of Moscow’s airbases using drones. Three soldiers are said to have died in the attack and four others were injured. Separately, as concerns over the mistreatment of arrested Iranian protesters grow, according to a BBC report in Persian, a person on death row has been subjected to cruel “mock executions” on three occasions. Meanwhile, Switzerland is considering updating its definition of rape, however, the two houses of parliament support different approaches.

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Russia hit Ukraine with a barrage of missiles on Monday, leaving much of the country in the dark. Meanwhile, Moscow said Ukrainian drones attacked two airbases deep in Russia hundreds of miles from the front lines.

One of six people facing the death penalty for ongoing anti-government protests in Iran has reportedly been subjected to “mock executions” in prison.

Switzerland’s lower house of parliament voted on Monday to dramatically expand the previously limited definition of rape to include sexual acts without explicit permission.

Japan confirmed 47,621 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, up from 88,752 on Sunday.

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