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Students detained amid crackdown on Hirak movement in Algeria and other stories

Today we look at the crackdown on student-led Hirak protests in Algeria, the student workers’ strike at NYU in the US, and more

Colombia’s President withdraws tax proposal following mass protests and other stories

Today we look at the violence against protesters in Colombia, protests demanding the release of detained activists in Thailand, and more

Israel arrests Hamas leaders Ahead of Palestinian elections, Israel arrests political leaders in raids across West Bank  

28 Palestinians were arrested, most of them members of Palestinian political factions, including West Bank-based Fatah and the predominantly Gaza-based Hamas

Left-wing candidate leads in Peru’s presidential election and other stories

Today we look at the preliminary results of Peru’s elections, the prosecution of communists in Kenya, the crackdown on Palestinian political leaders by Israel, and protests on the 2nd anniversary of Julian Assange’s arrest

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

Egypt political prisoners release Egyptian court orders release of over 600 political prisoners and detainees

A criminal court in Cairo ordered the release of detainees being held in remand under 19 different cases. As per claims by family members and lawyers, over 300 detainees were released on Tuesday, with more expected to be released in the coming days

basma-mostafa arrested Egypt Journalist Basma Mostafa arrested in Egypt

Basma Mostafa was arrested when she went to cover protests following the alleged murder of a man in a police raid last week. Media reports say she has been accused of spreading false news and joining a terrorist organization

Mahmoud-Nawajaa detention extended BDS activist’s detention extended for 15 days by military court in Israel

An Israeli military court approved a request by Israeli domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet to hold Mahmoud Nawajaa for 15 days. Nawajaa was illegally abducted from his home on July 30

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

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