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Bangladesh journalist missing Senior journalist goes missing in Bangladesh

Activists groups fear that Shafiqul Islam Kajol, a photojournalist who went missing a day after a police complaint was filed against him, has been subjected to enforced disappearance. He was accused of publishing false news by a member of parliament

Sri Lanka prison deaths Amid rising Coronavirus cases, prisoners in Sri Lanka face repression by authorities

Two prisoners were killed in the Anuradhapura prison in Sri Lanka by the security forces on March 21, Saturday, when inmates were protesting against the prison authorities’ response towards the threat of a Coronavirus outbreak

Hirak arrests Algeria Algerian security forces arrest 10 anti-government protesters

Those arrested include activist Samir Benlarbi, a prominent figure of the popular Hirak protest movement that has been going on in the country since February in opposition to corruption and inefficiency in governance and the political system

Gustavo Pedraza: “The legacy that Carlos leaves us is of unrelenting struggle”

Five years have passed since social leader Carlos Alberto Pedraza Salcedo was forcibly disappeared and assassinated, and the struggle for truth and justice continues

Israel's NSO group has confirmed that the Pegasus spyware has been sold to government agencies, Israeli court bans media from Pegasus spyware case trials

Israeli company NSO exports the Pegasus spyware, which has been used by governments across the world against opposition activists and journalists, including in India

Spain peace activists Peace activists protest docking of Saudi ship at Spain’s Sagunto port

Activists allege that the ship, Bahri Abha, is carrying weapons for use by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Since 2015, the ship has transported military equipment worth €143 million on eight voyages from the United States to Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Ismail Professor and father of prominent activist, Mohammad Ismail denied bail by Pakistani court

Ismail was sent to 14 days in judicial remand after he was arrested on October 24 on charges falling under the draconian anti-terror laws in the country. He faces a possible seven-year jail term if convicted.

Hate crimes are soaring in India Hate crimes are soaring in India and oppressed castes are the prime targets

According to Amnesty International’s Halt the Hate website, 181 hate crimes were recorded in the first six months of the year. In 121 of these instances, Dalits (the formerly untouchable castes) were targets

Saudi Arabia sentences minority Shia boy on death row to 12 years in prison after international outcry

Murtaja Qureiris would have been the fourth teenager to be executed by the country in 2019. The government had announced an execution spree on April 23 in which a total of 37 people were executed, along with three teenagers.

Protests break out in Kazakhstan against persecution of activists

Ahead of the June 9 elections, the interim government of Kazakhstan has cracked down on activists and those campaigning for free and fair elections

Saudi Execution In a crackdown on dissent, Saudi Arabia executes 37 people

At least three of those killed were minors at the time of sentencing. Saudi Arabia has executed 104 people this year.

Executed Egyptians Egypt executes nine for top official’s assassination

The accused were hanged despite the appeals by international human rights groups for a stay on the executions, and condemnations over the death sentences given under questionable circumstances

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