Anti-government protests
UN expresses concern over deteriorating human rights situation in Algeria

The human rights office urged the Algerian government to stop its ongoing systematic crackdown on anti-government protesters and activists of the Hirak movement

Hirak movement Algeria Algeria’s Hirak protesters condemn government decision to curb demonstrations

Ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for June 12, the government has announced a ban on unauthorized protests. The government reportedly fears the protests will lead to a low turnout in the polls

Algeria Hirak protesters Hunger strike 23 Hirak protesters arrested last week in Algeria launch hunger strike

The North African country witnessed massive demonstrations by Hirak protesters on April 9 demanding that the government unconditionally release all political prisoners on the eve of beginning of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan

Iraq protests Iraqis protest against unemployment, shut down major oil refinery

Protests against unemployment have been taking place for five days in a row in southern Iraq, causing massive fuel shortages in the region and adversely impacting oil production and refining at the Nasiriyah oil refinery

Thailand protesters on trial 22 Thai protesters face trial on “insult to monarchy” charges

Of the 22 protesters facing trial in Bangkok, seven are under pretrial detention and many are also facing other charges such as sedition and cybercrimes

Train workers strike in Santiago as protests continue in Chile and other stories

We take a look at the strike by Santiago Subway workers in Chile, the deaths of over 12 minors during a military operation in Colombia, congressional approval of the 1.9 trillion dollar Covid relief bill in the US, an appeal by low income and poor countries to WTO to waive vaccine patents, and the annulment of the criminal convictions against Brazil’s former progressive president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Anti-Government-Protests-in-Iraq-February-2020 Four arrested in Iraq over targeted killings of anti-government protesters

Protesters, activists and human rights groups have urged successive Iraqi governments to investigate the targeted killings of protesters, opposition activists and critics since the anti-government protests began in the country in October 2019

14 more people charged with insulting monarchy in Thailand

With the latest action by authorities, the total number of people charged under Thailand’s harsh lèse-majesté law in the recent round of protests has risen to 31. Those charged include a 16-year-old

Thai protests As Thailand continues repression, protesters stand guard against coup

Five Thai human rights activists presented themselves before the police on Monday. Meanwhile, over the previous days, protesters held “coup prevention” actions and marched to the barracks of a regiment commanded by the king

Anti-govt protests Iraq Violent attacks against anti-government protesters in Iraq leave seven dead

Protesters in the city of Nasiriyah were reportedly attacked by followers of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, leading to multiple deaths and injuries

Anti-government protest Thailand Thousands hit the streets in anti-government demonstration in Bangkok

An estimated ten thousand people participated in a demonstration on Sunday, supporting the ongoing students’ movement calls for political reforms. This is the latest in a series of growing protests against the establishment

Protests continue in Bulgaria demanding government’s ouster 

The protests demanding the resignation of the conservative government of Boyko Borisov for corruption and other charges have entered their third week. Leftist and progressive sections have sought a systemic change and not just fresh elections

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