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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

Detained Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah ‘at risk of suicide’ and other stories

Today we look at the continued persecution of Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a hunger strike announced by Palestinians imprisoned by Israel, and more

Los Angeles organizers say ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ at prisoner solidarity rally

Activists organized a rally outside of the Los Angeles County’s Men’s Central Jail as part of the Shut ‘Em Down week of action

US military aid to Egypt Amnesty International urges US to withhold $300 million military aid to Egypt

Amnesty cited Egypt’s continuously declining human rights situation and systematic abuses against citizens, which fail to meet the human rights conditions set by the US Congress for countries to be eligible for receiving US military aid

Israeli forces open fire during protests against blockade of Gaza and other stories

Today we look at protests in Gaza against the Israeli blockade, the evacuations in Afghanistan and a looming hunger crisis, and more

Palestinians on hunger strike 17 Palestinians on hunger strike against administrative detention

According to statistics by Palestinian prisoners’ rights groups, 540 Palestinians are currently being held under Israel’s illegal administrative detention policy without charge or trial

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

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