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Egypt political persecution Rights groups renew pressure on Egypt to commute death sentences in 2013 Rabaa square violence case

At least 26 members of the now banned Muslim Brotherhood are facing execution for their alleged participation in the protests at Rabaa square against the military coup in 2013 which deposed democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi 

Case against leaders of South Africa’s shack-dwellers movement dropped and other stories

Today we look at the dismissal of charges against leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the strike by trade unions in Haiti to protest social and economic insecurity, and more

Canadian court upholds compensation order for Indigenous children and other stories

Today we look at a court ruling in Canada to provide compensation for Indigenous children affected by the foster system, the dropping of all charges against 3 leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa, and more

Esraa Abdel Fattah among six released in Egypt after months in pre-trial detention

The released detainees still face charges against them including “joining a terrorist group” and “spreading fake news”

Prison is a university for activists, says Abahlali’s George Bonono who was released on bail

George Bonono spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the conditions in prison and reminisced about the struggles of the shack-dwellers movement’s eKhenana occupation.

Bail plea hearing of Abahlali’s George Bonono postponed; movement calls charges a pack of lies

Shack-dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has claimed that the state is buying time by seeking postponements as it has no evidence against George Bonono and two other members accused of conspiring to commit murder 

Israeli forces attack Palestinian protests against bombing of Gaza and other stories

Today we look at the historic general strike held by Palestinians, the continued persecution of Abahlali baseMjondolo members, and more

Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor files lawsuit to disband pro-Kurdish HDP and other stories

Today we take a look at the indictment filed by Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor seeking to disband Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), mobilizations by student workers across the US, the launch of electoral campaigns in Ecuador, protests by Moroccan farmers, and student protests in South Africa

Turkey’s government moves court to disband opposition HDP

Turkey’s chief prosecutor has filed a lawsuit in the constitutional court to disband the pro-Kurdish left-wing Peoples Democratic Party on charges of having links with the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

UN human rights expert demands release of rights activists imprisoned in the UAE

According to the UN official, three human rights activists have been subject to conditions inside the UAE prisons amounting to torture

Ecuadorian court orders the arrest of Rafael Correa

The court also has issued a request to the Belgian authorities to arrest Correa, who has been living with his family in the European country since 2017

Party for Socialism and Liberation denounces arrests of anti-racist organizers in Denver

The party which has been at the forefront of the anti-racist protests since May denounced that the arrests are part of efforts to crack down on the Black Lives Matter movement

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