Authorities have detained Ronaghi Maleki, an Iranian blogger. His detention came as a result of tweets he sent criticizing the government.
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Currently, Jordan is grappling with an aggressive agenda of democratic reforms proposed by a royal commission in October 2021.
An Iranian newspaper reported February 20 teachers protested this weekend in more than 100 cities over delays in salary, pension reforms.
Phil Mickelson set off a backlash Thursday with remarks he made during an interview about exploring a golf tour sponsored by the Saudis.
State authorities in Iran have been imprisoning peaceful labor rights advocates as part of a growing campaign of political repression.
Salah Nasrawi believes that Iraq’s constitutional limbo is increasing the country’s already major political problems that threaten its democracy.
Iran’s parliament has passed new law imposing further limitations on internet users. The move has been slammed by civil rights activists.
On 11 February 2022, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) launched a report entitled, “Patterns of Torture in the United Arab Emirates.”
Iran’s intelligence services are assessing the socio-political situation in the country and predict more widespread and frequent protests.
The Gaza Strip is notorious for all the wrong reasons, but the territory’s recent democratic elections went completely ignored.