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Saudi-Arabia-torture Extent of Saudi prison torture revealed in new report 

The report by the Human Rights Watch exposes the lack of accountability for the extreme acts of torture, as well as the complicity of the Saudi legal and other institutions in covering up and enabling these human rights violations to continue unabated

Egypt’s parliament passes law to dismiss government employees with alleged links to terrorist groups

Along with being fired, the employees in question will also be subject to asset freeze and a 60-day travel ban. The parliament also extended the country’s state of emergency, in place since 2017, for another three months starting July 24

Algeria activist sentenced Leading Hirak activist in Algeria, Chems Eddine Laalami, sentenced to two years in prison 

According to Algerian human rights organizations, at least 300 people are currently in jail due to their participation in the Hirak protests

Birzeit University students targets of latest Israeli arrest campaign

Israel’s crackdown on Palestinian students has intensified in recent months and is part of a broader effort to depolitize the universities and break the strong link they have with the struggle for national liberation

Palestinian man freed from Israeli custody after 65-day hunger strike and other stories

Today we look at the release of Ghadanfar Abu Atwan from Israeli custody after a 2 month hunger strike, 10,000 families in India’s Khori village facing home demolitions, and more

Political prisoner and activist Father Stan Swamy dies at 84 in India and other stories

Today we look at the imprisonment and death of Indian activist Stan Swamy, the arrests of Palestinian activists by Israeli and Palestine Authority forces, and more

Human rights violation in Egypt Rights groups sign letter denouncing human rights abuses in Egypt 

The letter signed by 63 organizations expresses concern over arbitrary arrests, detention and judicial persecution of human rights activists in Egypt

Protestors demand justice for victims of Ramadan 29 massacre in Sudan and other stories

Today we look at the violent crackdown on protestors in Khartoum, Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and protests by Palestinians, and more

Hirak movement Algeria Algeria’s Hirak protesters condemn government decision to curb demonstrations

Ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for June 12, the government has announced a ban on unauthorized protests. The government reportedly fears the protests will lead to a low turnout in the polls

Journalists protest Algeria Algerian journalists protest state persecution on World Press Freedom Day

A sustained and systematic campaign by the Algerian government has targeted journalists and news portals critical of its policies. Several journalists have been arbitrarily detained or face judicial persecution  

Activists demand the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and supporters fear for his rapidly deteriorating health

Port workers strike against extended shifts and no contract in Canada and other stories

Today we look at a strike by workers at the Port of Montreal, the establishment of RUNASUR- a regional unity platform-in Bolivia, and more

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