State repression
Uganda elections After alleging election fraud, opposition faces persecution in Uganda

In the presidential and parliamentary elections in Uganda held simultaneously on January 14, long time president Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement were declared victorious despite multiple allegations of rigging

Chile intensifies its war against the Mapuche people

On the day the verdict was announced regarding the assassination of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca, police carried out a violent raid of 6 Mapuche communites and violently detained members of Catrillanca’s family to stop them from attending court

Peruvian authorities confirm police responsibility in murder of agricultural worker amid strike

Since the beginning of December, hundreds of agricultural workers have been carrying out a strike demanding labor rights and better working conditions. Since then, 3 agricultural workers have been killed in various incidents of police repression

Under the cover of the pandemic, states cracked down even harder

Despite promises to focus all efforts towards combating the pandemic, many states used the pretext of the lockdown to intensify repression of people’s movements and dissenting voices

Colombian social organizations hail release of peasant leaders, condemn ‘frame-up’

Following mobilizations calling for their release, the judge overseeing the case ruled that the three leaders – Teófilo Acuña, Adelso Gallo and Robert Daza – will not be held in preventative detention while they await trial

Anti-govt protests Iraq Violent attacks against anti-government protesters in Iraq leave seven dead

Protesters in the city of Nasiriyah were reportedly attacked by followers of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, leading to multiple deaths and injuries

Myanmar student arrests Human rights organizations demand release of jailed student activists in Myanmar 

Several activists and students, many from the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, have been recently arrested by the Myanmar authorities for protesting against human rights violations in the country’s Rakhine and Chin States 

Thai protesters Several injured in police action against pro-democracy protesters in Thailand

Protesters in Thailand are demanding a curb on the monarchy’s power. The government led by prime minister Prayush Cha-ocha has resorted to repression of the protesters and arrested several leaders

As conflict in Ethiopia continues, observers fear return of repressive state

Soon after coming to power in 2018, prime minister Abiy Ahmed had opened up the political space by freeing political prisoners and allowing other political parties to operate freely. The war in Tigray may lead to a reversal of these gains

Journalist Virgilio Maganes shot dead in Philippines, the 18th such murder during Duterte’s rule

62-year-old Virgilio Maganes was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Pangasinan province on Tuesday. He had survived a similar attempt on his life in 2016

Social activist and rights advocate Zara Alvarez murdered in the Philippines

Zara Alvarez was killed by unidentified gunmen in Bacolod City on Monday. The incident comes a week after NDF peace consultant Randall Echanis was killed near the capital Manila

US protesters rally in solidarity with Portland’s defiance of Trump

As the Trump administration is increasing its repression of anti-racism mobilizations, the protests are only intensifying.

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