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Daily Round-up | Colombian armed groups announce ceasefire & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at Colombian groups announcing a ceasefire, protests in Palestine over killings in Jenin, an Amnesty report on Facebook’s role in the spread of hatred against Rohingyas, and protests in Iraq

Palestinian prisoner Ahmed Manasra Israeli occupation court rejects early release appeal of Palestinian political prisoner Ahmad Manasra

Manasra’s case gained international attention through the social media-based #FreeAhmadManasra campaign, which has called on the occupation court to immediately release the young prisoner who suffers from severe mental health conditions

Ola Bini’s trial resumes. What has happened so far?

The trial against Ola Bini, Swedish software developer and digital rights activist, resumed on May 16. His trial only began in January this year after years of delays

Amnesty International calls on Saudi Arabia to end travel bans on activists and families

The campaign titled ‘#LetThemFly’ documents in detail the cases of 30 Saudi human rights activists and 39 cases of family members and relatives of activists who were subjected to travel restrictions

Case against Ola Bini has consequences for all of Latin America, says report

Bini, digital rights activist and friend of Julian Assange may be sentenced to up to 5 years in prison by an Ecuadorian court

prison term for Suu Kyi Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to five years in prison in first of 11 corruption cases

The military has accused the former head of state of election fraud, violating the Official Secrets Act and several other offenses that could potentially lead to her being behind bars for decades

Osman Kvala sentenced Turkey Rights groups condemn life sentence to Turkish philanthropist-activist Osman Kavala

Osman Kavala and seven others were sentenced to long terms in prison on charges of “conspiring to overthrow the government” during the 2013 Gezi protests and involvement in the 2016 coup attempt

Israeli on Palestinian groups UN rights experts call for resuming funding for six Palestinian groups banned by Israel

The UN experts urged the international community to acknowledge the lack of evidence against the six group on the terrorism charges leveled by Israel. They also demanded that Israel end the harassment and persecution of Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations

Hirak activists freed in Algeria Over 50 Hirak movement activists freed in Algeria

Several commentators and social media users in Algeria have noted that the release coincides with the visit of a high-ranking US official and likely took placedue to politically motivated reasons

Sri Lanka Amnesty report enforced disappearances Families of disappeared persons in Sri Lanka face increasing surveillance and intimidation 

With a rise in surveillance, intimidation and harassment by the state apparatus, families of victims of enforced disappearance in Sri Lanka are facing increasing threats, as per rights groups

Imprisoned Palestinian health activist Shatha Odeh is a beacon of resistance globally

Imprisoned health activist Shatha Odeh continues to persist in the struggle for the right to health and women’s rights as she sends letter from prison for International Women’s Day

Assange’s appeal against extradition rejected

If extradited Assange will face a federal grand jury in the US for 18 counts of charges, 17 of which are under the Espionage Act for a maximum prison sentence of 175 years.