12 May 2021

Colombian protest leader Lucas Villa, who was shot eight times, dies

Student activist Lucas Villa was declared brain dead on Monday night, almost a week after he was shot eight times. Villa was shot at a peaceful protest against President Ivan Duque’s government. Villa was one of three students shot by unknown gunmen at the demonstration on May 5.  The 37-year-old

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03 May 2021

Eight killed as Myanmar security forces fire on ‘spring revolution’ protests

Eight protestors died in Myanmar on Sunday after security forces opened fire on one of the biggest protests against military rule after a coup sent the country into crisis roughly three months ago. The protests were coordinated across Myanmar and international communities to create what organizers called the “global Myanmar

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29 Apr 2021

Germany puts anti-lockdown group under surveillance for possible extremist ties

Germany’s intelligence service has identified some anti-lockdown activists as having potential ties to extremism, declaring that the groups will be put under federal surveillance due to fears that they are attempting to undermine the leadership and legitimacy of the state. On Wednesday, the Federal office for the Protection of the

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16 Apr 2021

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai sentenced to 14 months for pro-democracy protests

Jimmy Lai is a Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate with a media presence. Lai was sentenced 14 months in prison after being found guilty of unauthorised assembly. He and others were found guilty in court on Friday of charges relating to the pro-democracy demonstrations in 2019. Veteran campaigner Martin Lee and

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08 Apr 2021

Bus torched in more Northern Ireland violence as British and Irish leaders call for calm

In Northern Ireland, people took to the streets for the sixth consecutive night of violence as unionists and nationalists clashed with both each other and the police. The unrest began last week due to rising tensions relating to Brexit, including unionist anger over a decision made by law enforcement agencies

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02 Apr 2021

Anti-India protests erupt in Kashmir after troops kill 3 rebels

A village in Indian- administered Kashmir has seen anti-India protests erupt after three suspected rebel fighters were killed in a gun battle with Indian troops. The gun battle was in the Pulwama district after many counterinsurgency police and soldiers were given a tip-off about the presence of rebels in Kakpora

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26 Mar 2021

Anger in Bangladesh as India’s Modi attends 50th Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bangladesh to celebrate its Golden Jubilee celebrations of independence. The visit has sparked violent protests that were dispersed by police intervention with tear gas and rubber bullets. Clashes broke out between groups of demonstrators on Friday at Dhaka’s main mosque.  Dhaka’s Baitul Mokarram mosque was

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25 Mar 2021

ProtonVPN CEO Blasts Apple for ‘Aiding Tyrants’ in Myanmar

Andy Yen, the CEO of ProtonVPN, has put Apple on blast for allegedly rejecting a security update necessary to protect human-rights abuse evidence. Yen claims that Apple is “aiding tyrants” by not protecting the protestor’s best interests in Myanmar amid bloody and violent clashes. Yen released a blog post discussing

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19 Mar 2021

BBC journalist Aung Thura detained during Myanmar protests

A BBC reporter at the media outlet’s Burmese service has been detained in Myanmar as deadly clashes continue between security forces and protestors. According to witnesses, Aung Thura was taken away by men in plainclothes while reporting outside a court in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. BBC has

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16 Mar 2021

Myanmar military extends martial law after bloodiest day since coup

Myanmar’s military has enacted martial law across more districts around the country and extended them in others following more bloody protests over the weekend. 50 protestors died in Myanmar when troops opened fire on demonstrations Sunday in Yangon. Protestors are currently demanding the release of ousted civilian leader Aung San

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