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Sudanese forces kill 4, injure hundreds during 11th March of Millions and other stories

Today we look at violence against anti-coup protestors in Sudan, a court order allowing C.N. rail to pursue private prosecution of Indigenous activists, 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

Israeli forces, settlers attack Palestinian villages in the West Bank and other stories

Today we look at attacks by Israeli forces and settlers on villages around Nablus, the conviction of a police officer for the murder of Daunte Wright in the US, and more

Nada Homsi released in Lebanon Journalist Nada Homsi freed after 23 days of illegal detention in Lebanon

Homsi was in Lebanon working with US news outlet NPR (National Public Radio) when she was detained on November 16 after members of the Lebanese General Security Directorate raided her home

patrick zaki Egypt Egyptian court grants provisional release to human rights researcher Patrick George Zaki

Zaki was arrested in February 2020 after returning to Egypt from Italy where he was studying at the University of Bologna. He has since spent 22 months in pre-trial detention on various charges

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

Bahrain human rights Leading Bahraini human rights activist launches hunger strike demanding communication with family

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is serving the tenth year of his life sentence after his conviction on charges including “organizing and managing a terrorist organization,” which human rights groups have slammed as unfair and oppressive

Israeli Pegasus software Pegasus used to spy on six Palestinian human rights activists, finds investigation 

The investigation by Frontline Defenders revealed that the iPhones of the six activists were hacked using the Pegasus spyware from July 2020 onwards. Three of the activists were working with Palestinian human rights groups recently designated as terrorists by Israel

Moroccan law suit - France Journalists condemn Morocco’s bid to persecute French media houses

The Kingdom of Morocco has filed a lawsuit at the Paris Criminal Court against seven French media houses alleging defamation for accusing it of using the Pegasus software, to spy on journalists, activists and politicians 

Mass protests in Sudan after military dissolves transitional government and other stories

Today we look at protests in Sudan following a military-led coup, the transfer of jailed Indian activist Gautam Navlakha to a high security barrack, 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

S’bu Zikode: Food sovereignty from the perspective of the urban poor

Presentation by S’bu Zikode to the United Nations Food Systems Summit: A Critical dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food on 16 September 2021

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