The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Another sign of Russia's crackdown on the Crimean Tatars, Egypt convicts doctor of manslaughter in first FGM trial, UK launches public inquiry into death of ex-KGB agent, and scientists prepare a group of water fleas for a mission into space.
Russian Forces Storm Independent Television Station
Dozens of armed, masked men raided the offices of ATR in Simferopol. They confiscated archival footage of a 2014 demonstration against the annexation of the Black Sea peninsula, and shut down nearly all the station's broadcast operations.
Country’s First-Ever Female Genital Mutilation Conviction
Dr. Raslan Fadl was sentenced to two years for manslaughter and three months for carrying out FGM on 13-year-old Suhair Al-Batea.
Public Inquiry Launched Into Death of Former Russian Spy
Officials hope to determine once and for all if Russia can be implicated in the death of Alexander Litvinenko, who was killed by radiation poisoning in November 2006.
Water Fleas Prepared for Special One-Month Mission
Astronauts will observe the swimming and breeding patterns of the creatures daily for signs of stress. Scientists hope their findings will help them understand how humans would react under the same conditions.
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