Social media activists say hunger-striking inmates at Bahrain’s notorious Jaw Prison are being denied medical treatment and their overall health condition is getting worse, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
Bahrain’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has called on women heads of state to support jailed female political prisoners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom, and press the ruling Al Khalifah regime to set them free.
Turkey has started filling a huge hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river, a lawmaker and activists said, despite protests that it will displace thousands of people and risks creating water shortages downstream in Iraq.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei reacted to the Bahraini regime’s recent killing of two young activists and said the “justice-seeking nations” will emerge victorious in the face of tyrants.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi condemned Bahrain’s execution of activists, saying that the government of the tiny Persian Gulf country is insisting on its irrational policy of suppression against the pro-democracy campaigners.
Hong Kong’s faceless protest movement is embarking on a bold new strategy that poses a direct challenge to the city’s political masters in Beijing: activists want to export their “revolution” to mainland China.
Civil rights activists complained of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver’s license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) without the drivers’ knowledge or consent.
Ceci Garcia believes that if her husband had a better understanding of his rights, he would have avoided deportation to Mexico after telling a suburban Chicago police officer during a 2012 traffic stop that he was living in the US illegally.
In yet another move to suppress voices backing Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and his legitimate government, the US administration has turned off water supply to a group of anti-coup activists gathered at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington in order to force them out of the diplomatic mission.
A Bahraini court has handed down prison sentences to 139 activists and stripped almost all of them of their nationality in a mass trial, which was quickly denounced by rights groups as a tool of repression in the hands of the ruling Al Khalifah regime against dissidents.
Saudi Arabian authorities have released some of the women activists facing charges related to human rights work and contacts with foreign journalists and diplomats, three sources familiar with the matter said.