Crackdown on dissent
Iraq protests 10 protesters killed in violent crackdown by Iraqi security forces

Nearly 150 protesters were also injured in the crackdown by security forces on Monday and Tuesday. Since the beginning of the protests on October 1, 2019, more than 500 people have been killed and over 25,000 injured

Sedition charges against signatories of open letter to PM Modi withdrawn Sedition charges against signatories of open letter to PM Modi withdrawn

49 renowned public figures, including artists, intellectuals and activists, had been charged with sedition for writing an open letter to the prime minister, calling for an end to the mob lynching of Dalits, Muslims and other minorities

Saudi Arabia sentences minority Shia boy on death row to 12 years in prison after international outcry

Murtaja Qureiris would have been the fourth teenager to be executed by the country in 2019. The government had announced an execution spree on April 23 in which a total of 37 people were executed, along with three teenagers.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation raided over reports exposing war crimes in Afghanistan

The police raided the channel with a warrant that gave them powers to “add, copy, delete or alter” material in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s computers

Saudi Execution In a crackdown on dissent, Saudi Arabia executes 37 people

At least three of those killed were minors at the time of sentencing. Saudi Arabia has executed 104 people this year.

Congolese defy Kabila in polls but doubts remain over winner’s mandate

Felix Tshisekedi was declared the president of DR Congo, having won 4% more votes than his nearest rival Martin Fayulu, who had the edge in opinion polls. The candidate of outgoing president Joseph Kabila came third

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