Persecution of activists
Teesta Setalvad arrest Protesters condemn arrest of prominent Indian activist Teesta Setalvad 

Teesta Setalvad was arrested on July 25 on a host of charges, including forgery and criminal conspiracy. She had spent the last 20 years fighting for justice for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat anti-Muslim riots

Ola Bini trial resumes Trial of Ola Bini resumes in Ecuador

The final leg of the trial against Swedish software developer Ola Bini started in a criminal court in Quito on Monday, resuming proceedings from an earlier three-day session in January. The ongoing trial comes after multiple delays and documented due process violations since Bini’s arrest in 2019

Amnesty International calls on Saudi Arabia to end travel bans on activists and families

The campaign titled ‘#LetThemFly’ documents in detail the cases of 30 Saudi human rights activists and 39 cases of family members and relatives of activists who were subjected to travel restrictions

US Congress approves $1B for Israel’s Iron Dome in govt. spending bill and other stories

Today we look at the military aid to Israel approved by the US Congress, the targeting of Sahrawi activist Aminatou Haidar with Pegasus, and more

Journalist killed in firing at garment workers’ protest in Haiti and other stories

Today we look at the violent repression of garment workers’ protests in Haiti, a report on Israel’s illegal practice of withholding bodies of Palestinians, and more

Occupation forces kill Palestinian teen in West Bank demolition raid and other stories

Today we look at a raid in the Occupied West Bank and settler violence in Sheikh Jarrah, the release of 4 Afghan women activists from detention, and more

Tsunami causes ‘unprecedented disaster’ in Tonga, oil spill in Peru and other stories

Today we look at a major oil on Peru’s coast, the death of a Tunisian protestor injured in a violent police crackdown, and more

Israeli forces raze Salhiya family home, violence continues in Negev and other stories

Today we look at the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home in Sheikh Jarrah, a strike by hundreds of social workers in Georgia, and more

After recurrent delays, trial of software developer and activist Ola Bini set to begin

According to the defense team representing Ola Bini in Ecuador, the pre-trial process alone was littered with over 65 due process violations, prompting rights groups both within and outside Ecuador demanding charges be dropped against him

Hirak activists hospitalized Algeria Hirak activists on hunger strike against pre-trial detention hospitalized in Algeria

The three Hirak activists – Mohamed Tadjadit (25), Noureddine Khimoud (25) and Abdelhak Ben Rahmani (38) – began a hunger strike on December 27 last year after they were denied bail and their pre-trial detention was extended by the authorities

Ola Bini’s pre-trial hearings suspended for two weeks

The hearings are set to resume on December 16, but without any observers. Ola Bini, a digital privacy rights activist and software developer, was arrested in April 2019

Pakistan activist abducted Protesters in Pakistan demand release of missing activist Amar Fayaz

Amar Fayaz, a member of the Progressive Youth Alliance, was abducted from Sindh’s Jamshoro three weeks ago in what the protesters claim was an enforced disappearance by the security forces. They have demanded his immediate release