Political And Civil Unrest

Lawyer: hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker increasingly frail

Aug 8, 2018

The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia says his client has become increasingly frail

Activists mark 30th anniversary of Myanmar uprising

Aug 8, 2018

Hundreds of people have commemorated the 30th anniversary of Myanmar's 8888 uprising, a momentous and ultimately bloody episode in the Southeast Asian nation's history

Doctors return Bangladesh photographer to police custody

Aug 8, 2018

A well-known photographer and activist in Bangladesh who accused police of torturing him after his arrest last weekend has been returned to police custody following a medical examination that declared him physically fine

Poland: Activists protest use of pesticide harmful to bees

Aug 8, 2018

Environmentalists and beekeepers in Poland have staged a protest against the government's authorization of a class of pesticides that the European Union says poses a serious risk to bees

Pakistan's opposition parties protest alleged vote fraud

Aug 8, 2018

Pakistan's opposition parties have held a rally in the capital calling for the head of the elections oversight body to step down following allegations of fraud and irregularities in last month's elections

Judge refuses to reopen North Dakota pipeline security suit

Aug 7, 2018

A North Dakota judge has refused to reopen a lawsuit filed against a North Carolina-based private security firm hired by the Dakota Access oil pipeline developer during protests over the $3.8 billion project

Pussy Riot activist protests torture in Russian prisons

Aug 7, 2018

An activist from Russian punk collective Pussy Riot has led a protest outside the headquarters of the state penitentiary agency to protest torture and slave labor in Russian prisons

Global rights group slams Bangladesh government for attacks

Aug 7, 2018

A global human rights group has accused authorities in Bangladesh of using abusive measures in handling a student-led protest calling for safer roads

Rosie O'Donnell, Broadway stars, protest outside White House

Aug 7, 2018

Rosie O'Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway's biggest musicals lead a sing-along protest against President Donald Trump outside the White House

Judge: App user not entitled to anonymity in rally case

Aug 7, 2018

A federal magistrate judge has ruled that a social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

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