Daily Archives: October 14, 2020

Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh Beaten After Hunger Strike

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are currently facing a human rights crisis and fear for their safety after staging a hunger strike, which began on September 21st, 2020. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the protest was in response to Bangladesh’s attempt to relocate an estimated 10,000 Rohingyans to an unsafe […]

Kyrgyzstan Protesters Seize Parliament Over Election Results Marred By Vote-Rigging

Thousands of protesters in the Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek stormed the country’s parliament on October 5th angry over the results of an allegedly rigged election from the previous day. As the demonstration turned violent, one person died, and hundreds sustained injuries. According to Al Jazeera and the BBC, the events follow […]

Ousting Of Catalonian President By Spanish Courts Intensifies Concern For Country’s Democratic And Judicial Integrity

On September 28th, a Spanish Supreme Court ruling removed Catalonian regional President Quim Torra from holding any public office for 18 months, renewing public attention on the issue of Catalonian independence and the underlying concerns for the country’s democracy and judicial nonpartisanship. The ruling upholds an earlier decision made by […]

Myanmar Trishaw Drivers Become Campaigners As COVID-19 Stops Canvassing

Myanmar holds nationwide elections on November 8, but with a rapidly increasing COVID-19 infection and death rate, traditional campaign activities cannot occur. Instead, the parties turned their attention to social media and the unique aid of trishaw drivers. In Myanmar, trishaw—three-wheeled passenger bikes—are a common and popular form of public […]