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The Maekelawi detention center in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, has a reputation as a site for the detention, investigation, and abuse of protesters and opposition politicians. For three months in 2014, it was blogger and human rights activist Atnaf Berhane's home. Charged with terrorism for his critical ...
Eight years after the opening of the Arab Spring, repression by the various regimes and reactionary forces of the Middle East has led to the imprisonment of numerous dissenters. The Alliance of Middle Eastern socialists has announced a campaign focused on winning freedom for these prisoners--and is ...

"Two years on from a mass execution that saw political protesters - including children - killed, the government of Saudi Arabia shows no interest in halting a brutal wave of repression. Hundreds of people have been executed in the last two years, and now several young protesters face imminent execution ...
What makes the situation worse is that repression of these painful accidents leads to neurosis of various kinds and petrifies both the normal development of their personalities as well as their sexual functioning as adults. Often the victims develop various phobias the roots of which they themselves can't ...
In a rare move, United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end the "repression" of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully exercising their civil and political rights. More than 60 prominent clerics, writers, journalists, academics and activists ...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sought to cool tempers Sunday after four days of protests over rising prices and political repression that were marked by escalating violence. Unarmed demonstrators in dozens of cities and towns across the country showed increasing willingness to confront security forces ...

Verdu recognizes that 1989 and 2001, years marked by economic crisis, were "tough moments," but she asserts that the current escalation in state repression is unprecedented. "For the first time we exceded the one dead per day mark related to trigger-happy or torture incidents," the report warns.
independent journalists from across Honduras are demonstrating against the state repression of protesters who publicly reject the disputed presidential election results announced December 17, as the United States offered its official recognition of Juan Orlando Hernandez's "victory." RELATED: Honduras: ...
Founded in 1992, the institute became the foremost promoter of Kurdish-language education and standardization during a period of intense and violent repression of the Kurdish minority. But even Tan, who has been tried several times for his work both as a journalist and as a linguist of a criminalized ...
Honduras: Groups Sound Alarm On human rights Abuses, repression Of Protesters ... In the aftermath of an election riddled with allegations of fraud and irregularities, human rights groups continue to speak out against the repression of protesting Hondurans. RELATED: Honduran Media Protest ...
In its determination to defend the militarized forces tasked with suppressing the working class, the political establishment in Chicago (and nationally) presents the provision of more instruments of repression as a means of curbing police violence ...
Although the number of terrorist acts in the North Caucasus fell in 2015, largely because of the departure of radicals to Iraq and Syria, official repression of Salafis there and especially efforts to exclude them from the legal zone is radicalizing ...
CAIRO - Egypt, along with China, has topped the list of countries for imprisoning journalists this year. A report by media freedom organization Reporters Without Borders says 23 journalists have been jailed in the North African state this year.
An Egyptian party launched an attack against the Egyptian security apparatuses, claiming they still practice "repression, kidnapping and torture against dissidents".
Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on the the ways in which the American people have historically been divided on ...
"Everything is possible in the world of The Watchmen - the lies, the deceits and the manipulations," writes May Selim in Al-Ahram Hebdo (Issue 30 December-5 January 2016) when presenting the contemporary dance performance directed and ...
repression of religious-freedom rights in China is now higher than at any time since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, according to a report published by the UCA news agency.

As said by Isaac Newton, Myanmar people believe karma sends back an echo. The Bible also states everyone reaps what they sowed. The dictators' tyranny is unending in Myanmar; the people have lost the way out and suffered from the repressions for long.
Junta-era Burma seems so distant today, when modern-day Myanmar is opening up. - AFP picYangon, Dec 27 - It's happy hour in the bar of The Strand hotel in Yangon.
These laws share one common characteristic: repression on our fundamental liberties. I was in Jakarta last week for a conference.
jeanne Somewhere in the middle of Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, the eponymous Jeanne eats a sandwich in her kitchen.
But now the leading opposition presidential candidate has delivered a stark warning about the danger posed by growing political repression. There is a real risk, says Hakainde Hichilema, that the government's tough line will lead to violence of the ...
21 de diciembre de 2015, 15:33 Imagen activa Abuja, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) A Nigerian parliamentarian from the government party All progressives Congress (APC) urged today for a neutral investigation on a recent military operation against Shia, in ...
The Romanian revolution that led to the fall of communism erupted in Bucharest 26 year ago. The protests that had started in Timisoara, in western Romania, on December 15, reached the capital on December 21.
Mr. Aye addressed the "wave of macabre repression" which has included "hundreds of Shi'ite Moslems killed in Zaria" and state-sanctioned murders of "the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of ...
The other big issue, and this goes back to our prior conversation on financial repression, is that I don't think you can take any interest rate increases from the 2000's, 1990's, 1980's, 1970's as being comparable.
It is all so simple and straightforward, a normalization of repression as translated somehow, via consumerism, sport, popular culture, into freedom, notwithstanding the narrow boundaries for its expression.
In convening to discuss North Korea's horrifying human rights record, the U.N. Security Council shined a spotlight this month on systematic abuses that continue to shock the civilized world.
The security forces in Burundi systematically killed dozens of people during violent repression that took place in the capital Bujumbura on 11 December, Amnesty International says.
... should make certain where they stand. In documenting North Korea's crimes, demanding accountability and protecting those who escape, the world can do just that.
Geneva - U.N. human rights Council member Saudi Arabia faces accusations by eight senior world body experts of launching a wave of repression against free speech and promoting public flogging and execution. Related. UN rights experts urge Saudi ...
Please note: the text contained in "Garrison against the repression of the civilian population in Kurdista" has not been corrected, edited or verified by Demotix and is the raw text submitted by the photojournalist.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a long and embarrassing history of backstabbing his political associates, trading partners and military allies, US academic James Petras writes, adding that we should question whether Ankara's "Pasha" would be ...
HUGE PROTESTS have erupted on the streets of South Korea's capital of Seoul over the past few months, with demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Park Guen-hye and an end to government attacks on workers' rights.
Egypt: harsh repression remains the order of the day, where peaceful activists and critics of the government, supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood leaders remain in detention.
"The government has a clear choice between allowing the country to slide into deeper repression or taking urgent steps to prove that its public commitments to human rights are more than just hollow promises," he said.
Brussels // From a distance, nothing sets Les Beguines apart from countless other bars in the Belgian capital of Brussels. In the arched windows of the austere building on the corner of a quiet street, one poster features croissants and cappuccino ...
The Saudi government should stop handing down harsh sentences to rights activists, says a UN official, warning against growing repression in the kingdom. In a Wednesday statement, David Kaye, who serves as the UN special rapporteur on freedom of ...
A member of the Osun State House of Assembly representing Obokun state constituency, Honourable Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has said any exertion by the Nigerian Senate to constrain the civil liberties of its citizenry in expressing themselves on social ...
With pressure building for change but potent forces stacked against it, there are only three options, Collins told WhoWhatWhy: "Realignment, revolution or repression." Rules Rigged, and the Rich Get Richer. Back in the Gilded Age, the country managed ...
Dilxat Rexit, a spokesman for the self-professed Uighur government in exile, The World Uyghur Congress, told The Independent that Beijing hopes to use the SCO to garner the support for its repression of Uighur rights from neighbouring nations that in ...
US diplomat denounces China's repression at Pu Zhiqiang trial (5 mins ago) Dan Biers, a diplomat with the US embassy, told reporters outside the courthouse in Beijing today at the trial of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang that the US ...
The Illustration shows a "Standard Oil" storage tank as an octopus with many tentacles wrapped around the steel, copper, and shipping industries, as well as a state house, the U.S.
Moldova_1217 workers World is publishing this statement by the interim leader of Moldova's Red Bloc communist party, Alexandr V. Gutovski.
December 3, 2015, staff of several labor NGO in Guangdong's Guangzhou and Foshan as well as workers who were served by them were apprehended by the police.
Harsh justice in Folkestone: repression against opponents of World War I. Voice of Labour newspaper. A short account of the severe sentence handed out to anarchists in Folkestone just for flyposting anti-war posters.
December 3, 2015, staff of several labor NGO in Guangdong's Guangzhou and Foshan as well as workers who were served by them were apprehended by the police.
Updates as of Dec 9 on the situation of detained Chinese labor activists from the Dec 3 wave of arrests. Lawyers continued to be denied access to activists, charges updated.
Asif Mohiuddin was leaving his office in a northern suburb of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka when a group of knife-wielding men set upon him and stabbed him nine times.



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