Alexei Navalny Fighting for His Life in Russia: Daily Brief

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is fighting for his life after suspected poisoning; a 10-year-old girl’s ordeal to have a legal abortion in Brazil; former Spanish king finds new home in UAE; ban on evicting tenants during Covid-19 pandemic ends in England; football federation widens Haiti sexual abuse investigation; a migrant worker's nightmare in Qatar; and authorities in Myanmar should drop all charges against free-speech activist Maung Saungkha.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is fighting for his life in a hospital in southwestern Siberia, after a suspected poisoning. Navalny has been in a coma since Thursday when he fell ill on a flight.

After two weeks of official silence and media speculation, the whereabouts of former Spanish king Juan Carlos I were confirmed this week. The king, who left Spain earlier this month amid accusations of financial wrongdoing – which include allegedly accepting gifts from Saudi ArabiaOman, Kuwait, and Bahrain – has chosen to move to the United Arab Emirates.

The eviction ban in England expires this weekend and some people in privately rented housing, who have been hit by the economic downturn triggered by Covid-19 and fallen behind on their rent, are waiting nervously to discover their fate.

World football federation FIFA has extended its suspension of the head of Haiti's football federation over allegations of sexual abuse which emerged in April. FIFA is also widening its inquiry to include two other officials.

The World Cup 2022 in Qatar is a whole different football scandal, with migrant workers as victims.  

The authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop all charges against the free-speech activist and poet Maung Saungkha, who's facing accusations of organizing a protest demanding an end to internet restrictions in the conflict-affected Rakhine and Chin states.