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Chris Kaba Police violence UK Anger against racist police violence swells in the UK after killing of Chris Kaba

1,833 people have died in police custody or following police contact in the UK since 1990. The recent killing of Chris Kaba has led to renewed calls for justice as Black people continue to be disproportionately targeted by police violence 

Pashtun activist Ali Wazir granted bail by court in Pakistan

Wazir who has been behind bars since December 31, 2020 on charges of hate speech and sedition is set to be released after a court in Karachi granted him bail on the fourth and final case against him.

Refugees on Greece-Turkey border Syrian child reported dead as asylum seekers left stranded in Greece-Turkey border area

A 5-year-old Syrian girl has reportedly died as a group of 39 asylum seekers remained stranded on an islet on the Evros River this week. Some members of the group have been stranded for weeks after being pushed back and forth by the Turkish and Greek authorities

Outrage in Guatemala following arrest of journalist José Rubén Zamora Marroquín

Human rights organizations, journalist associations, and social movements have condemned Zamora’s arrest as political persecution for revealing several corruption cases and fraudulent businesses of the Alejandro Giammattei government

Colombia massacres Colombia witnesses one of the worst killing-sprees of 2022

According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 20 citizens were murdered in six massacres in the past 10 days. Five social leaders and five ex-combatants were also assassinated in the same period

Right violations and war crimes by Morocco continue in occupied Western Sahara, says CODESA report

CODESA’s first annual report since its formation in 2020 asks the UN and other international organizations to take immediate steps to complete the decolonization process in Western Sahara

Special court in Colombia convicts 22 former military officers for killing over 300 innocent civilians

The JEP determined that the members of the 16th Brigade killed 303 innocent people between 2005 and 2008 in the Casanare department, and then framed them to authorities as guerrilla fighters killed in combat to obtain rewards

Blood continues to spill in Colombia

According to INDEPAZ, so far in 2022, 99 social activists and 22 ex-combatants were assassinated in Colombia, in addition to over 180 people killed in 51 massacres

Roger Waters pens letter in support of the Colombian people

Ahead of the second round of presidential elections in Colombia, Roger Waters wrote a letter in support of the struggle of the Colombian people

Evictions looming for Palestinians in Masafer Yatta following court order

Palestinian villagers face forced explusions and home demolitions as the Israeli military carries out the Abu Aram v. Minister of Defense court order

Outrage in the Philippines as ex-dictator’s son wins crucial election and other stories

Today we look at the initial results of the presidential elections in the Philippines, another brutal prison massacre in Ecuador, and more

India faces water shortages, power cuts amid record temperatures and other stories

Today we look at a record-breaking heat wave across India and Pakistan, renewed attacks by Israeli forces on the Al Aqsa mosque, and more