INTERNATIONAL Protesters across Iran defied a nearly month-long crackdown on Saturday, activists said, chanting in the streets and in universities against the country’s clerical leaders in a sustained wave of anger at the death of Mahsa Amini. The protests sweeping Iran since Amini, a 22-year-old woman from the country’s Kurdish region, died on 16[…]
INTERNATIONAL Hundreds of protesters in Sudan‘s capital, Khartoum, took to the streets for a fourth day in a row, after at least 10 people were killed by security forces during rallies earlier this week. A rally on Sunday against the military takeover led by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan last October[…]
Aye Nyein Thu finished medical school in Myanmar’s central city of Mandalay less than a year before the military seized power in a coup on February 1. Now, the 25-year-old is providing emergency medical assistance as state forces crack down on mass protests. “Most [victims] had head injuries because police[…]
South Africans have been warned of a coming second wave of COVID-19 for weeks, and despite this, police in Johannesburg have made several arrests at a number of establishments that were not following health and social distancing protocols. Bars, shebeens and clubs in Johannesburg were among the establishments that were[…]
Students in Iraq have joined anti-government protests in Baghdad as thousands stood fast in the capital’s central Tahrir Square, defying a bloody crackdown that killed scores over the weekend and an overnight raid by security forces seeking to disperse them. Several schools and universities decided to shut their doors, activists said on[…]
Human rights organisations have reacted with alarm to the Bahraini royal Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa becoming the new favourite to succeed Sepp Blatter as Fifa president, citing his family’s role in the brutal suppression of the country’s pro-democracy demonstrations in 2011. Sheikh Salman, the Asian Football Confederation president, is[…]
Chinese authorities say police have arrested 15,000 people on suspicion of cybercrime, including hacking, online fraud and illegal sale of personal information. The Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday that police have investigated more than 7,400 cases of alleged online crimes, leading to the arrests. It did not say[…]
This is part 2 on media censorship and abuse in the People’s Republic of China Censorship in China is a rather broad and diverse phenomenon covering all areas of information, whether it’s expounded via the internet, radio and television content, print publications, casual literature, or the performing arts. The restrictions[…]
Hundreds of Myanmar police and hired thugs charged at students protesting a new education law on Tuesday, pummeling them with batons and then dragging them into trucks, ending a weeklong standoff. Witnesses said many of the demonstrators suffered injuries, some to the head. Police also chased after journalists, scattering them.[…]
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