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PTM holds rally in Karachi to intensify demand for the release of Ali Wazir

While hinting at a larger mobilization planned for January 19, party leader Manzoor Ahmed Pashteen also raised major issues faced by the Pashtun community in Pakistan

South African court halts Shell’s oil exploration, seismic blasting and other stories

Today we look at an interdict order against Shell’s seismic surveys in South Africa, the months-long hunger strike by Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, and more

Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif released Egyptian human rights defender Sanaa Seif freed after 18 months in jail

Seif was convicted on March 17 on charges including “spreading fake news”, “using social media to terrorize people” and “disturbing state peace and security” after being held in pre-trial detention since June 2020

U.S. appeal to extradite Julian Assange upheld by UK High Court and other stories

Today we look at the UK High Court ruling allowing Julian Assange’s extradition to the US, the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Nicaragua, and more

Sudha Bharadwaj granted bail in Bhima Koregaon case after 3 years and other stories

Today we look at the release of Indian activist Sudha Bharadwaj after 3 years in jail, the murder of Filipino journalist Jesus Malabanan, and more

Sudha Bharadwaj bail ‘People’s Lawyer’ Sudha Bharadwaj released after three years in jail

The activist-lawyer was granted default bail on December 1 following more than three years of her incarceration without trial in the Bhima Koregaon case in which a number of other activists were also implicated

Indonesia court rejects permit plea for palm oil plantations in Papua and other stories

Today we look at a court order denying permits for palm oil plantations in Papua, the Marriage Equality bill passed by Chile’s parliament, and more

Millions head to the polls amid socio-economic crisis in South Africa and other stories

Today we look at the local elections in South Africa, renewed protests against the lese majeste laws in Thailand, and more

Indian activist Gautam Navlakha shifted to high-security barrack

The health of the 70-year-old activist has deteriorated following the move. Prison authorities are now denying the family and his lawyer phone calls with him on the pretext that inmates can now be met in jail physically

Egyptian activists trial Trial of prominent Egyptian activists postponed, detention extended by two weeks

The judge postponed the trial of activists Alaa Abdel Fattah, Mohammed el-Baqer, Mohammed Ibrahim and Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hadi for a review, thus extending their detention which has already surpassed the legally allowed two-year limit 

Protests and blockades across India as farmers’ struggle marks 10 months and other stories

Today we look at the countrywide shutdown in India to mark 10 months of the farmers’ struggle, the release of Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar from prison, and more

Thousands protest wage cuts and neoliberal reforms in Uruguay and other stories

Today we look at the general strike against wage cuts in Uruguay, the ITJP report on the custodial torture of Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and more

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