Anti-government protests
Moldova Protests Pro-EU Moldovan government comes under attack as cost of living crisis intensifies

The Moldovan left has called for a vote of no-confidence against the Party of Action and Solidarity government. Right-wing sections have been staging protests

Sri Lanka protesters assaulted Sri Lanka’s parliament to convene on Wednesday

Meanwhile, appeals for justice continue after the assault on protestors at the Galle Face site in Colombo in which around 50 people were injured and tents were torn down

Prisoners freed Algeria Over 1,000 prisoners pardoned in Algeria, including many Hirak protesters

According to media reports, the clemency orders issued on Sunday included the Hirak activists released from pre-trial detention last week on a provisional basis

Protester dies in Tunisia Protester dies after being injured in crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Tunisia

57-year-old Ridha Bouziane died in hospital five days after he was injured during protests against the government of president Kais Saied in Tunis on January 14

Protests in Tunisia Civil society and rights groups raise concern over rising state repression in Tunisia

In a press conference Tuesday, the groups expressed alarm over the rapidly declining status of human rights and civil liberties in the country, days after security forces violently attacked anti-government protesters and made dozens of arrests

Lebanon new govt Lebanon’s new government wins confidence vote in parliament

The new government headed by prime minister Najib Mikati received the support of 85 out of 100 members of the parliament present during the eight-hour-long session, with 17 members not participating

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