Ecuador
Ecuadorians reject Moreno’s new austerity measures

To justify the budget cuts and reductions in public servant’s salaries, Moreno argued that drop in oil prices and the Covid-19 outbreak have placed the country in a critical situation

Ola Bini on privacy, digital rights, and his fight for justice

Privacy rights’ activist and software developer Ola Bini talks about the Ecuadorian government’s case against him, the many human rights violations he has faced, and his struggle for justice. He also talks about the importance of digital human rights and privacy.

julian Julian Assange’s battle for justice

We look at the developments in the pursuit of justice for Julian Assange so far.

Ecuador’s people have a won a victory but government repression continues

Following 12 days of massive protests, the government of Lenín Moreno repealed Decree 883 which formalized neoliberal reforms. At the same time, it launched a crackdown on political opponents

Lenín Moreno declares curfew and militarization of Quito

Repression against protesters in Ecuador continues and will likely intensify with the decree of the curfew and militarization in Quito

Defying repression, tens of thousands of Ecuadorians take part in national strike

The heavy-handed response of the Ecuadorian police and military to the massive mobilizations in the country has already cost eight lives with hundreds suffering grave injuries

As thousands of Indigenous people arrive in Quito to join protests, Moreno flees capital

After days of intense protests across Ecuador, Lenín Moreno announced the shifting of the government from Quito to Guayaquil, Meanwhile, thousands of people are on their way to the capital to join protests

Protest in Ecuador against neoliberal onslaught

In the afternoon, in response to the mass protests, Moreno declared a “state of emergency”, allowing the executive greater powers like ability to mobilize funds, censure media, deploy police and military, and shut transportation hubs.

State of emergency declared in Ecuador amid mass protests

Thousands mobilized today across Ecuador in rejection of the new set of neoliberal economic measures announced by Lenin Moreno on Tuesday, 277 were detained

Activists vow to continue struggle as bid to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape fails in Ecuador

The proposal to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape was defeated in Ecuador’s National Assembly after it obtained only 65 votes as opposed to the mandatory 70

Presiding judge in Ola Bini case recused after allegations of prejudice

Ola Bini’s defense team argued that the judge acted in a prejudiced manner let and allowed the prosecution to violate the course of the trial

Ecuadorian Court issues preventative detention order for Rafael Correa

Correa’s defense lawyer rejected court’s decision and said that he would appeal the order on Monday, August 12

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