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Venezuela crisis peaks: 29 people dead in 3 days and over 3 million displaced

The political crisis in Venezuela has reached a tragic peak with at least 29 people dying at the hands of security forces, and thousands more fleeing their homes in fear since 23 January. Alongside the growing violence Venezuela is facing humanitarian crisis. A UN Security Council meeting held on 26 January, expressed serious concern as … Read more →

Iran arrested more than 7,000 dissidents last year

New figures show that Iran arrested over 7,000 people in a sweeping crackdown last year that led to hundreds being jailed or flogged, at least 26 protesters being killed and nine people dying in custody amid suspicious circumstances, according to a new report published on 24 January by Amnesty International. Among those arrested were journalists, … Read more →

US government shutdown leaves 800,000 workers without pay

The partial US government shutdown caused by Trump’s demand for the funding of a border wall has continued longer than any in American history and left many federal workers without a paycheck. A total of 800,000 workers have not been paid since the shutdown began on 22 December. The number is including 380,000 who are … Read more →

Women’s March 2019: global protest enters its third year

The annual women’s march took place this Saturday 19 January and saw thousands of women gathered across the globe. An estimated 89 women’s marches took place on 19 January 2019 in around 30 countries worldwide, marking the 3rd anniversary of the first women’s march that first took place in 2017 and saw up to 6 … Read more →

Turkey seeks arrest warrant for NBA basketball player Enes Kanter

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for basketball player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terrorist organisation. The Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office has also prepared an extradition request as well as requested an Interpol red notice for Kanter, a Turkish citizen who has been a vocal critic of President Recep Tayyip … Read more →

Nazanin starts hunger strike in response to Iran spy demands

The British-Iranian charity worker who has been jailed for 1,000 days has now started hunger strike in response to escalating pressure to become a spy for Iran. Her husband Richard revealed in a press conference at the Frontline Club in London, that as of 14 January, Nazanin has officially started a 3-day hunger strike. Mr … Read more →

Sudan: In fourth week of clashes police fire tear gas leaving 40 dead

In what marks the fourth week of protests in a growing movement against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, police fired tear gas at crowds of protestors in Khartoum on 13 January. Protestors were chanting “peace peace” and “revolution is the people’s choice” but despite their peaceful calls were met by riot police. Human Rights Watch … Read more →

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