Author: Malina Bodea

Death Toll From Colombian Protests Warns About Police Violence

After more than two weeks of anti-government protests in Colombia, 41 civilian deaths have been reported in connection to the demonstrations. The protests in Colombia first started on 28th April after President Iván Duque issued a controversial fiscal reform that aimed at closing the fiscal hole created by the pandemic.

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Massive Fire Destroys Rohingya Refugee Camp

“We lost everything. We don’t even have a glass or plate to have water or food,” Abdul Jabba told Al Jazeera. “We have to start all over again.” Jabba is just one of the people suffering tragic damages from the massive fire which broke out in Bangladesh’s Balukhali camp for

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Colombia’s Exemplary Response To Venezuelan Refugee Crisis

Over the past few years, the border between Venezuela and Colombia has seen one of the largest migratory flows of the decade that experiences many economic, political, social, and cultural crises from both sides. As a consequence of the mismanagement of the 2014 oil crisis in Venezuela that leads to

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States and NGOs Break Silence to Condemn Egypt’s Human Rights Abuses

March 12th marks the date that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and UN member states break their silence on the human rights violations committed by the Egyptian authorities under the Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Presidency. The joint declaration delivered at the UN Human Rights 46th Council condemned the situation in Egypt highlighting “restrictions

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Myanmar’s Military-Led Coup: A Stop Sign On The Path To Democracy

On February 1st, days after Myanmar’s military denied rumours regarding the prospect of a coup d’état and vowed to protect the state’s constitution, armed forces detained President Win Myint,  head of the National Lead for Democracy party (N.L.D.) Aung San Suu Kyi, and other democratically-elected leaders. The military has seized

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Egypt Releases Mahmoud Hussein After Four Years Of Detention

Four years after his unjust “preventive detention,” Mahmoud Hussein, a 54-year-old journalist, was finally released from jail in Egypt on Thursday, February 4th, Thursday. The terms of his release are that he will have to report at the nearest police station two times every week. Back in 2016, when Hussein

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