Colombia protest leaders suspending weekly demonstrations

A spokesman for the national strike committee says the fight for better social and economic policies will continue. The leaders of mass anti-government protests in Colombia have said they plan to suspend their weekly demonstrations but promised to continue to fight for widespread social and economic reforms. National strike committee spokesman Francisco Maltes said on […]

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Indian court grants bail to activists arrested over Delhi riots

Court grants bail to Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha, who were arrested under a stringent terror law. A court in India has granted bail to three young activists arrested under a stringent terror law in connection with the deadly anti-Muslim riots that erupted in the capital New Delhi last year. The bail […]

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Thousands march for Palestinian rights in London amid G7 summit

Thousands of people have attended a pro-Palestine solidarity march in London, calling on the Group of Seven (G7) leaders currently meeting in southwest England to support Palestinian rights. As part of the “Resist G7: Day of Action for International Justice” rally, demonstrators on Saturday marched towards Prime Minister Borris Johnson’s official residence in Downing Street, […]

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Trump photo op was not reason for removal of protesters: Report

An internal investigation into the forcible clearing of racial justice demonstrators in Washington, DC, was not influenced by former President Donald Trump’s plans to be photographed outside a church while holding a Bible. The report released on Wednesday by the Interior Department’s inspector general concludes that the protesters were cleared by US Park Police (USPP) […]

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‘Egregious’ police abuse against Colombian protesters: Report

Bogotá, Colombia — Colombian police have committed “egregious” abuses against “mostly peaceful demonstrators” during protests that began in late April against the tax reform but have expanded to include a host of social inequities, a new report has said. Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Colombia’s government to “take urgent measures to protect human rights, […]

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Nicaragua detains third presidential hopeful as criticism grows

Another potential challenger to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is arrested, prompting criticism from US diplomat. Nicaraguan authorities have detained a third potential presidential candidate amid a deepening crackdown by President Daniel Ortega in the run-up to elections later this year. Felix Maradiaga, 44, was held on Tuesday after appearing at the public ministry where prosecutors […]

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Colombia to ‘modernise’ police after protest violence criticism

Security forces in Colombia have been accused of using excessive force during nationwide anti-government protests. Colombian President Ivan Duque has announced plans to “modernise” the country’s police force, including providing human rights training and increased oversight for officers, as his government faces criticism over the use of force against protesters. Anti-government demonstrations have taken place […]

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