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Protestors are also demanding freedom, democracy, and political participation to end the dictatorship. By Carlos F. Chamorro (Confidencial). HAVANA TIMES – The reforms to the Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security (INSS) law imposed by President Daniel Ortega, substantially increasing employer and ...
HAVANA TIMES – Nicaragua's Private Enterprise Council (COSEP), a close ally until this week of the government of Daniel Ortega, today conditioned a dialogue with the president on the “immediate ending of repression” of the police and government shock forces against demonstrators. Meanwhile human ...

On April 15, around 315.000 people according to the Urban Guard, and 750.000 according the organization, filled the downtown of Barcelona to demand the freedom of political prisoners, the return of the exiled and the end of State repression against the Catalan people. The mobilization, which filled the ...
Washington: The United States grudgingly acknowledged Cuba's “undemocratic” transition to a new leader and urged him to allow the island's people greater political freedom. “We are disappointed that the Cuban government opted to silence independent voices and maintain its repressive monopoly on ...
China's reemergence as a global power has coincided with policies, including urbanization measures and family planning initiatives, that sometimes pit the Chinese state's interests against those of individual citizens. Daniel Mattingly, assistant professor of political science, studies the strength of the ...
Arab LGBT activists "are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma" despite legal hurdles, Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality have said. HRW released a report on the challenges and the progress of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) ...

Since December 12, 2017, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced the referendum, state agents and members of the Imbonerakure – “those who see from far” in Kirundi, the predominant language in Burundi – have used fear and repression to ensure the vote goes in Nkurunziza's favor.
Uganda plans to slap a new tax on social media users from July to raise revenue, which human rights activists denounced as another attempt by President Yoweri Museveni to stifle freedom of expression and quash dissent to his 32-year-rule. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The move is unlikely ...
Since 2014 the tendency of the government and administrative authorities, with regard to student discontent, has been of colonial repression. Archaic laws like sedition, are slapped on students, who are held guilty unless proven otherwise. In 2016, the JNU Student Union President was arrested and ...
Lucha de Clases (section of the International Marxist Tendency in the Spanish state) opposes the arrest of Carles Puigdemont in Germany and demands his immediate release. We also demand the release of five Catalan independence leaders arrested on Friday, including the last candidate for the ...
“The natural outcome of repression is rebellion and resistance. The more New Delhi decides to deal with the situation on ground through repression the more people of Kashmir especially the youth will be forced to resist and rebel,” party said and stressed upon New Delhi that Kashmir is a political and ...
Turkey's increasingly authoritarian president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ramped up the violent repression of Kurds and leftists not just inside his country, but abroad as well. EDR one visited Washington D.C. in May 2017 to meet with Donald Trump. In response, left wing and pro-Kurdish activists in the ...
The arrest of Carles Puigdemont in Germany on Sunday morning was an escalation of a strategy of repression against those who dared call an independence referendum in Catalonia on 1 October. On Friday, five other politicians were jailed and another went into exile. These moves were met with a surge ...
... >> Egyptians have begun voting in an election set to deliver an easy win for incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Citing repression, all credible opposition pulled out, clearing the way for the former military commander. Reuters deputy bureau chief in Cairo, John Davison, says even the Egyptian leader seems ...
This report seeks to analyze patterns of repression used against human rights defenders in Mauritania, particularly those who expose and combat slavery and discrimination, since the last presidential elections in 2014. There has been an increasing number of bans on peaceful protests and associations, arbitrary arrests, ...
Russia: six more years of repression. OVD-Info 23 March 2018. Vladimir Putin may have been elected, but threats to freedom of assembly and asssociation aren't going anywhere. (c) Nicholas Muller/Zuma Press/PA Images. All rights reserved. A version of this text originally appeared on OVD-Info, an NGO that monitors ...
The sacking of Kashmir's finance minister Haseeb Drabu by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on March 12 will give a severe jolt to the PDP's coalition with the BJP. He was its architect, in partnership with BJP general-secretary Ram Madhav (an RSS official seconded to the BJP). Madhav has declared that ...

Harassment, detention and torture: Russia's presidential election is marred by repression. OVD-Info 16 March 2018. Russian law enforcement and the security services have been given carte blanche to beat, intimidate, torture and fabricate cases before the elections. Nizhny Novgorod branch of the Alexey Navalny ...
The social changes mentioned, from abortion rights to marriage equality, are vast social movements We the People insisted upon, no longer held back by the dead hand of ancient dogma. The Christian values not mentioned in the earlier letter would include genocide, slavery, the subjugation of women and ...
As a student of the Egyptian polity, one of the most important ideological pillars of repression is the use of a religious construct that promotes apathy. The divine is constructed as an ever-present force in daily life. Decisions related to work, children and marriage, for example, are constructed as part of a ...
An Alan Hollinghurst novel comes into the world with a whole heart. There's so much honest living going on in his pages—desires, needs, regrets, sex, worries, beauty, ugliness, anxiety, humor—that the 63-year-old British author is arguably the finest coiner of character at work today. Hollinghurst started ...
As proof of state repression, the organisations cited the following numbers: 192 demonstrations repressed, 1257 people detained, 38 deaths, 76 victims of torture, 393 wounded in protests, 105 displaced due to violence, 15 journalists attacked and 73 victims of threats. Alarm over state violence in Honduras ...
Although the State Department still expresses concern from time to time, President Trump has ignored the repression. Indeed, last spring the president, while meeting Bahrain's ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, said: “Our countries have a wonderful relationship together.” While there had been past ...
A Kurdish woman dances in front of a Newroz fire in Diyarbakir in March 2017. Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – As the world is celebrating International Mother Language Day, a global association of writers is condemning Turkey's “sustained repression of Kurdish culture and language.”
... social networks to foment a color revolution.” “As the national elections draw near, Hun Sen is flexing the unchecked power he's long claimed for himself,” Adams said. “Targeted, concerted efforts from concerned governments are needed for any chance of deterring further repression made easier through ...
CAIRO — Unusually for America's top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has kept a cool relationship with Egypt. Mr. Tillerson did not visit Egypt, a decades-old ally, during his first year in office. And his decision last August to cut or freeze $291 million in aid, to protest President Abdel Fattah ...
When then-President Barack Obama restored relations with Havana, such repression eased minimally. Human Rights Watch said the number of arbitrary arrests of independent journalists and human rights activists decreased in 2017, but were still intolerably high, with thousands of activists and journalists ...
Bertelsmann study: Developing world faces more conflict, more repression. Democracy is being chipped away in many ... Bertelsmann's researchers warn that democracy is "under pressure" and that repression and polarization within societies are on the rise. "More and more people are living not only in ...
Egypt: repression under the Sisi regime. Africa; Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 11:17pm. File: The army's ouster of Egypt's first democratically elected civilian president, Mohamed Morsi, in July 2013 led to a general clampdown under the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, 20 March 2018. Photo: EGYPT STATE TV/ via REUTERS.
Stop Kyrgyzstan's descent into media repression. While Kyrgyzstan has generally been a rare positive example in a region where autocracy has been the rule, recent developments threaten to send the country down a similarly repressive path. Media Policy Institute , Public Association "Journalists" 13 ...
Repression and resistance in a Bedouin village. The Bedouin inhabitants of Umm al-Khair face a constant effort by Israel to wipe the Palestinian village off the map--but they refuse to surrender, writes M. Czinner . April 19, 2018. The rubble of a home demolished by Israeli troops in the village of Umm al-Khair (Friends123 ...
An Eritrean journalist and activist, Meron Estefanos, says multinational mining firms in the country are complicit in the current regime's dictatorial rule. The Sweden-based advocate mentioned four main firms, Nevsun Resources, Anglogold Ashanti, Chalice and Donia as companies that were bankrolling the ...
When Playboy was founded in 1953, conservatives were up in arms about the way that it contradicted traditional “American values.” But how times have changed. Playboy has become the latest brand to delete its Facebook pages, claiming that Facebook is both “sexually repressive” and contradicts ...
Egypt's State Information Services (SIS) criticized the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for publishing a report on the state of political and social rights in Egypt in a statement released on Saturday. SIS' criticism of the London-based media organization constitutes the most recent example in what has ...
President Xi Jinping's efforts to indefinitely extend his rule as China's leader, announced on Sunday, raised fresh fears in China of a resurgence of strongman politics — and fears abroad of a new era of hostility and gridlock. Mr. Xi, who has been president since 2013, has tried to cultivate an image as a ...
BEIJING – Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology can be used to police a population — and potentially abused. The rights group used ...
For some "The Repression" is shocking, for others the crackdown is simply a return to this country's communist past. Prime Minister Hun Sen and many in his inner circle had their training with the Khmer Rouge, joining the ultra-Maoists after then Prince Norodom Sihanouk took to the airwaves from China in ...
BEIJING – Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology can be used to police a population — and potentially abused. The rights group used ...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Egypt earlier this month as part of a wider Middle East tour. When asked by an American journalist about Egypt's dubious presidential elections and human rights record, Tillerson responded diplomatically. The grim reality in Egypt, however, cannot be masked ...
Egypt's State Information Services (SIS) criticized the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for publishing a report on the state of political and social rights in Egypt in a statement released on Saturday. SIS' criticism of the London-based media organization constitutes the most recent example in what has ...
President Xi Jinping's efforts to indefinitely extend his rule as China's leader, announced on Sunday, raised fresh fears in China of a resurgence of strongman politics — and fears abroad of a new era of hostility and gridlock. Mr. Xi, who has been president since 2013, has tried to cultivate an image as a ...
She adds, “Turkey's offensive in Afrin has added to the climate of repression and economic decline. Turkey is in no hurry to leave and can absorb further casualties amid robust public support for Operation Olive Branch. Indeed, most Turks accept the government's narrative that the YPG is no different from ...
While real Iranian girls were marching to protest the mandatory hijab, Ann Linde was retweeting about laws against climate change during the severest days of Iranian repression in the streets. All the European officials have been not only mute about the Iranian attacks on their own people. They have also ...
... a color revolution.” “As the national elections draw near, Hun Sen is flexing the unchecked power he's long claimed for himself,” Adams said. “Targeted, concerted efforts from concerned governments are needed for any chance of deterring further repression made easier through these new provisions.” ...
THREE CHEERS FOR REPRESSION! Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph. in an hour. Share this on Facebook · Share this on Twitter · Share this by Email. South Korea's NorKo-tainted Winter Olympics have a touch of the 1936 Berlin Games about them, except that this time around Jesse Owens would be cast as the bad guy.
CAIRO — Unusually for America's top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has kept a cool relationship with Egypt. Mr. Tillerson did not visit Egypt, a decades-old ally, during his first year in office. And his decision last August to cut or freeze $291 million in aid, to protest President Abdel Fattah ...
The European Union is concerned over “a sharp decline” in human rights in Equatorial Guinea as corruption, poverty, and repression continue to plague the country under President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has been in power since 1979. Since the 2016 elections that most opposition ...
Ukraine will inform the world community and the International Court of Justice about all acts of repression by Russian occupation authorities in Crimea against the ... Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Mariana Betsa wrote this on Twitter in connection with the repression in Simferopol.
In Simferopol (Crimea), searches of Crimean Tatar Mustafa Kalafatov have been carried out since early morning, he has been detained. Foreign Ministry of Ukraine promised to bring all facts of repression to international partners and to the International Court of Justice. “In Simferopol, Fontana residential ...
In response, Bui Van Trung and dozens of Hoa Hao Buddhist followers then staged a public demonstration to protest government repression. Bui Van Tham was later charged with “disrupting public order” under article 245 of the criminal code and “resisting people on public duty” under article 257.



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