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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

Khaled-Dawoud released Egypt Egyptian journalist-politician Khaled Dawoud freed after over 18 months in pre-trial detention

Dawoud was released pending investigations although the prosecution has not presented any evidence in court to support the charges against him. He faces charges of “collaborating with a terrorist organization”, “publishing false information” and “misusing social media

Algeria Hirak protesters Hunger strike 23 Hirak protesters arrested last week in Algeria launch hunger strike

The North African country witnessed massive demonstrations by Hirak protesters on April 9 demanding that the government unconditionally release all political prisoners on the eve of beginning of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan

Greek political prisoner Dimitris Koufodinas struggles for his life

Koufodinas has been on a hunger strike for 56 days protesting the conditions of his incarceration after he was irregularly transferred to a max-security prison, which some believe was at the behest of the US embassy

Chileans intensify protests against Sebastián Piñera and police

Various social organizations, students’ groups, trade unions and women’s movements have called for a series of protests against the right-wing government of president Sebastián Piñera this month

Massive protests in Chile demanding the release of political prisoners

During the uprising than began in October 2019, thousands were arrested and many continue to face legal processes. A number of mobilizations have been organized to demand their immediate release

What is happening in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s military has staged a coup and detained state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi along with other top leaders of the state.

Military in Myanmar stages a coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi and other political activists

The military declared that state power has been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, general Min Aung Hlaing, and a state of emergency has been imposed for one year

On International Human Rights Day, Chileans demand release of political prisoners

In the capital Santiago, the national police repressed the protest near presidential palace with tear gas and water cannons spraying water with toxic chemicals

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