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Egypt Bans the Sale of Yellow Vests Suspecting that Egyptians Might Copy the French
Officials and retailers revealed to the Associated Press (AP) on 10 December that Egyptian authorities have ordered them to restrict the sale of the yellow vests fearing that Egyptian protesters might copy the French’s ‘gilets jaunes’ protests in light of the eighth anniversary of the 2011 spring. According to AP, the officials informed the safety […]
authoritarianism  globalUnrest 
8 hours ago by joeybaker
Second Head Of Russian Intelligence Dies Within Two Years
The head of Russian military intelligence, Igor Korobov, 62, died after his agency was accused of activities against the U.S. His predecessor also died at age 58 from unclear circumstances.
authoritarianism 
18 days ago by joeybaker
Events canceled, editor expelled: Hong Kong's losing freedom
The cancellation of literary and artistic events and the refusal to allow a Financial Times editor to enter Hong Kong have reignited concern about freedom of expression in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. A last-minute decision Friday to reinstate the literary event illustrates the...
authoritarianism 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser has died after being tortured while in detention in Saudi-Arabia
Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser has died after being tortured while in detention, the New Khaleej reported yesterday. Reporting human rights sources, the news site said t...
mesopotamia  authoritarianism 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
'They considered us toys': North Korean women reveal extent of sexual violence
Dozens of women who fled regime say abuse from officials, police and even prosecutors is part of daily life
authoritarianism 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil.
Electoral authorities have confirmed Bolsonaro will become president after winning 55.7% of the vote in Sunday’s second-round poll
authoritarianism  popularStupidity  popularUnrest 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Russia's top female anti-corruption officer is shot dead in the street as a senior Putin aide heads the murder investigation into her death
Anti corruption officer Colonel Yevhenia Shishkina was shot dead leaving her apartment in Arkhangelskoye on the outskirts of Moscow.
corruption  authoritarianism  kleptocracy 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
China legalizes Xinjiang 're-education camps' after denying they exist
Authorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.
authoritarianism  religion  governmentLies 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Pilot shot in helicopter crash which killed senior Putin prosecutor
Deputy prosecutor-general Saak Karapetyan - a former MP and long-time ally of Putin - died Wednesday, when his AS-350 helicopter came down in Kostroma region northeast of Moscow.
authoritarianism 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
China cracks down on religion, crosses burned at Christian churches, Xi Jinping photos installed
China intensifies its crackdown on religion, with images emerging of Christian crosses burned and ripped down.
religion  authoritarianism 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
China demolishes hundreds of churches and confiscates Bibles during a crackdown on Christianity
Concerns have been raised over China’s apparent crackdown on Christianity as the atheist ruling Community party continues to intensify its control over religious freedom in the country.
religion  authoritarianism 
september 2018 by joeybaker
The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afgh
The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.
mesopotamia  endOfTheUSEmpire  authoritarianism 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Has Ordered the Arrest of a Chief Political Opponent
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered security forces to detain one of his most vocal critics, Senator Antonio Trillanes
authoritarianism 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Putin blundered while shouting at Ukraine's president, Hollande says: Russian President Vladimir Putin became so enraged during a shouting match with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he revealed he was lying about Russia's role in a military upri
Russian President Vladimir Putin got so angry during a shouting match with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he revealed he was lying about Russia’s role in a military uprising in eastern Ukraine, former French President Francois Hollande wrote in a book reflecting on his time in office.
globalGameOfThrones  authoritarianism 
september 2018 by joeybaker
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