State repression
Indian poet and activist Varavara Rao shifted from prison to hospital due to deteriorating health

The health of the 79-year-old poet has deteriorated alarmingly over the past few weeks. He has been in prison since late 2018 in the Elgar Parishad case which critics say is aimed at silencing dissent in India

Tens of thousands of Greeks agitate against law curbing protests

Police have responded with heavy repression to mobilizations organized by progressive forces against an anti-protest law

Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Áñez is waging a war on women pt. 2

In the second part of the series, Cindy Forster discusses the hypocrisy of Áñez being celebrated as a ‘pro-woman’ leader as she has consistently governed against the interest of Bolivian women

Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN

In a vote at the congressional committee for franchises, pro-Duterte legislators blocked ABS-CBN franchise license over “political bias” against the president

Colombian social leaders walked 15 days and 600 km to demand the right to life

A group of social activists and human rights defenders have been marching from the southwestern Colombia for the past 15 days to demand respect for the life, territory and human rights of minority groups in the country

Unemployment protests in Tunisia continue for the third day

Protests continue in Tunisia for a third day to demand better economic conditions and an end to police brutality against protesters

Algeria Hirak activist arrested Algerian court sentences prominent Hirak activist to one year imprisonment   

Amira Bouraoui, who has been convicted for her Facebook post, is part of the popular ongoing Hirak movement which calls for large-scale democratic reforms in Algeria

Elgar Parishad Case: Tracking India’s crackdown on dissent

Two years have passed since the arrest of activists in India as part of the Bhima Koregaon case. The case is emblematic in the growing wave of repression against human rights and leftist activists in India

Shaima-Sami arrested Egypt Journalist Shaima Sami arrested in Egypt

Sami’s whereabouts and the reason for her arrest are still unknown. She is the second female journalist to be arrested by the Egyptian police within a week after editor-in-chief of Mada Masr Lina Attalah

Wallmapu: “The Mapuche political prisoners are not alone”

The Mapuche community demands protection for political prisoners in the prisons of the Araucanía region of Chile after being exposed to the risk of COVID-19 due to lack of necessary care

Egyptian journalist arrested while interviewing jailed activist’s mother, released on bail hours later

Lina Attalah, the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian independent news outlet Mada Masr, was arrested while speaking to Laila Soueif, the mother of political prisoner Alaa Abdel Fattah

Massive protests in El Salvador against President Nayib Bukele

Salvadorans are protesting over the lack of food and economic aid to poor and unemployed people, the shortage of personal protection equipment for health workers, and the delay in the return of people stranded abroad

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