The legislation labels personal social media accounts and empowers authorities to block them as “fake news.”
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Protests over high unemployment, poor government services and corruption spread from Basra to Baghdad, Najaf, Amaraand Nasiriyah
Before the March election the Egyptian police and National Security Agency forces carried out a wave of arrests
War crimes investigation urged into disappearances, torture and likely deaths in prisons run by the UAE in Yemen
Former deputy prime minister became one of the country’s most prominent jailed dissidents
This is the first of several articles I will post reporting on my time in Spain volunteering to help on the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Gaza. The photo essay and videos in this article are from the time I arrived at the Flotilla.
Six prominent former journalists and editors from Zaman newspaper were given jail terms
UN human rights experts are urging Saudi Arabia to immediately release a number of women’s human rights defenders
Merchants in the capital’s Grand Bazaar held a rare protest Monday against the plummeting value of Iran’s currency
Iran has arrested a lawyer who defended a religious minority member executed by Iranian authorities on Monday