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Tunisia unrest Protests over economic decline continue for third day in Tunisia; hundreds arrested

According to the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights, the country saw more than 6,500 protests last year alone over the many socio-economic and political issues afflicting the people

 Tunisian blogger sentenced Court in Tunisia sentences blogger to two years in prison over social media posts

Blogger Wajdi Mahouechi was reportedly arrested after he criticized the public prosecutor in Tunisia. On November 12,  the Tunis First Instance Court convicted him of all charges and sentenced him to two years in prison along with a fine of 1,000 Tunisian Dinars (USD 300)

Egypt activist arrested Persecution of political prisoners and activists intensifies in Egypt

Imprisoned human rights activist Gasser Abdel-Razek has been subjected to cruel treatment in prison, claimed his lawyers. Meanwhile, on Monday, a criminal court in Cairo designated 28 Egyptians, including prominent activists, as terrorists

Myanmar student arrests Human rights organizations demand release of jailed student activists in Myanmar 

Several activists and students, many from the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, have been recently arrested by the Myanmar authorities for protesting against human rights violations in the country’s Rakhine and Chin States 

Human rights organizations condemn arrest of Egyptian activists

Three functionaries of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Gasser Abdel-Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer, have been arrested over the past week. They have been sent into pre-trial detention

Reports chronicle continuing violence and discrimination against Rohingya community

Violence against the persecuted Rohingya minority community has persisted despite demands to Myanmar state authorities to ensure their safety

Amnesty India shut Amnesty shuts its offices in India alleging harassment by government

As per Amnesty International, constant harassment by government agencies has forced them to let go of their staff in India and wind down ongoing campaigns and research work

Algerian journalist prison sentence Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni’s prison term reduced but only by a year

The term of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who was earlier sentenced to three years in prison, has been reduced by a year. Activists and journalists condemned the ruling, demanding his freedom

Following protests across the globe, Israel releases BDS activist Mahmoud Nawajaa

Following his release after 17 days in prison, Mahmoud Nawajaa called for the intensification of BDS campaigns “to bring to an end this system of apartheid and oppression and free all 4,700 Palestinian prisoners”

Garifuna leaders in Honduras still missing after 16 days

Armed men wearing bullet-proof vests with the insignia of the police and military kidnapped four members of the Honduran organization OFRANEH, as well another member of the Garifuna community member on July 18

Pakistan journalist abducted Abduction of senior journalist widely condemned in Pakistan 

Senior Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan, known for his harsh criticism against the Pakistani military and the ruling dispensation headed by prime minister Imran Khan, was attacked by unidentified persons back in September 2017, as well

Israeli court verdict in favor of NSO Israeli court refuses to revoke export license of spyware maker NSO 

An Israeli court said that there was not enough evidence that a human rights activist had been targeted. Amnesty International had said that the spyware was used against one of its employees

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