Anti-Covid Restriction Protests Held in Netherlands Despite Ban

Protesters numbering in the thousands have gathered in Amsterdam on Sunday to oppose coronavirus restrictions that the government imposed in December last year. Dutch police said anti-riot officers had to use force after protesters refused to leave the square even …

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Myanmar Junta Jails Celebrities for Supporting Protests

The Myanmar junta has jailed three celebrities for three years each for participating in protests against their coup. Actor couple Pyay Ti Oo, and Eaindra Kyaw Zin. along with actor-director Lu Min were each given three-year sentences after being charged …

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US Names Rina Amiri As Special Envoy To Fight for Afghan Women’s Rights

The United States on Wednesday announced that Rina Amiri, an Afghan-born US scholar and mediation expert, will take the role of special envoy for Afghan women, girls and human rights. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Amiri will work …

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Journalists in Azerbaijan Seek Nullification of Law on Media

A number of Azerbaijani journalists on Tuesday held demonstrations in the capital city of Baku, demanding nullification of new law on the media outlets. About 30 journalists have expressed their outrage and robustly opposed the bill approved by the parliament …

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Afghan Women Protest Taliban Travel Rules

Dozens of Afghan women, including a number of female activists on Tuesday marched through the streets of Afghan capital city of Kabul, chanting slogans against Taliban’s new restriction rule on them. The protestors gathered in front of the Taliban’s Ministry …

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Peru To Compensate Families of 2020 Police Brutality Victims

Justice Ministry officials in Peru said the government would grant financial compensation of US$10,000 for the families of the two Peruvian farmers killed during the Agrarian Strike in La Libertad and Ica regions last year. The Peruvian government would also …

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Myanmar Celebrity Paing Takhon Sentenced Three Years in Jail

The legal team of Paing Takhon, a leading Myanmar actor, singer, and model said Monday a junta court sentenced the celebrity to three years in jail with hard labor for supporting pro-democracy protests. “The family is deeply saddened about his …

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Iraqi Court Ratifies Oct. 10 Election Results

The Iraqi Federal Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by supporters of Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) to nullify the result of October 10 parliamentary elections. The appeal was submitted by Hadi al-Ameri, head of a pro-Iran coalition that …

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