Day: December 7, 2020

Egyptian Civil Rights Activist Allegedly Kept In Solitary Confinement

On November 23rd 2020, news broke out of Cairo from reputable news sources NPR and Reuters, that Gasser Abdel Razek, one of the three heads of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, was consistently held in solitary confinement by Egyptian Officials. This news came from Gasser’s legal team after Gasser

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An End To Period Poverty In Scotland

On November 24 2020, Scotland made a historic move to end period poverty for women and girls throughout the country, the Scotsman reports. M.P.S. unanimously voted to provide free access to tampons and sanitary pads to all those in need after a long-running campaign. Two years ago, Scotland made history

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Confirming What Was Feared: New Report shows ‘Massive’ Human Rights Abuses In Belarus

A new report published last week by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has identified “massive” human rights abuses during and after the recent Belarus presidential election of Alexander Lukashenko, confirming what many international bodies have feared. The report states the results of Belarus’ recent election were “systematically”

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Legalization Of Marijuana In Mexico Seen As Promising Solution

On Thursday, November 19th, Mexico’s Senate voted 82-12 in favor of a bill that would legalize marijuana in the country. If this marijuana-legalizing initiative receives the necessary final stamp of approval in the Lower House of Congress come December – President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is confident that it will,

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Protests Continue In Poland Following Effective Ban On Legal Abortions

The Polish government has delayed the implementation of a recent court decision that would effectively ban abortion, following two weeks of widespread protesting. On October 22nd, the nation’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled that aborting fetuses with congenital defects should be illegal, even in cases of irreversible birth defects. Since the ruling,

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Political Unrest in Uganda Leads To Protest And Leaves Many Dead

Protests ignited in Uganda early last week following the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi, a presidential candidate, more commonly known as Bobi Wine. Groups of young individuals came together setting up barricades with burnt tyres and piles of trash and random materials all over the capital city of Kampala and numerous

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Islamists Attack Three French Military Bases In Mali

On November 30, a group of Al-Qaeda linked fighters launched several rockets at three French bases in Northern Mali. The attack is remarkable for the level of coordination required, and amount of force levied against foreign forces. A spokesperson for the French forces, which number over 5,000 in the Sahel

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