Following the deadliest day so far in protests against a military coup, protesters took to streets in cities and towns across Myanmar Thursday.
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Protesters in oil-rich Kazakhstan are decrying political repression. 50 were arrested in Almaty, the largest city in the country.
Alexei Navalny should be included in the hall of fame of Russia’s greatest dissidents such as Solzhenitsyn, Sakharov, and Sharansky.
Three Iraqi journalists were jailed as reprisal for their social media coverage of the wave of protests in the Kurdistan Region.
Although the Arab Spring largely failed with dictatorships still dominant in the Arab world new activism has not been stopped by repression.