Hong Kong Authorities Ban Tiananmen Candlelight Vigil for Second Year

Hong Kong authorities announced on Thursday that it would ban the candlelight vigil on June 4 which aims to commemorate the tragic crackdown on pro-democracy demonstration in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. In a statement, the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of …

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Rights Groups Demand Release of 21 LGBTQ Activists Arrested for ‘Unlawful Assembly’ in Ghana

Several rights groups have called for the release of 21 people whom Ghanaian police arrested for “unlawful assembly” for attending a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) conference. According to a police statement, the police detained 16 women …

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Explosion Kills Six People during Pro-Palestinian Rally in Southwest Pakistan

Police and local authorities said at least six people were killed while 14 others were injured after an explosion that occurred during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in the Pakistani city of Chaman  bordering Afghanistan on Friday. Regional police chief Jafar Khan …

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