National elections in Jordan are scheduled to held on November 10 in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a rapidly deteriorating economic situation in the country
34-year-old Djir was accused of ‘blackmail’ and using a ‘false identity’ and sentenced to three years in prison in a common law case. He is now expected to be released soon after over a year in detention
Hundreds of protesters came out in different cities of Egypt denouncing president Sisi’s regime despite a pre-emptive crackdown by the government. These come a year after similar massive protests
Over the past few days, the Indian government has moved against several leading leftists and progressive political and social activists in this case.
Former student leader Umar Khalid was arrested under the anti-terror law by the Delhi police for his alleged role in the Delhi riots. Critics have called it another attempt to harass and threaten opponents of the government
The emergency was imposed by the government on August 5, a day after a deadly chemical explosion killed over 170 people and left more than 6,500 injured in Beirut. It has been extended by the parliament till August 21
An Algiers court handed journalist Khaled Drareni a three-year prison sentence. The verdict has been widely condemned by human rights groups and Hirak movement protesters
The 26-year-old activist was forcibly picked up from his residence in Karachi on July 14 and remains missing. Rights groups have blamed security forces for harassing his family and demanded his immediate release
Anti-government protests have resumed intermittently in capital Baghdad and few other Iraqi cities due to regular power outages afflicting ordinary citizens during this time of intense summer
79-year-old Varavara Rao has contracted COVID-19 and G.N. Saibaba, who is 90% disabled, is in a prison where a large number of cases have been reported.
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
This period saw a sustained and brutal attack on democratic rights with the poor and the working class suffering the most.