Posts Tagged ‘opposition’

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny back in court on slander charges

A Moscow court will on Friday resume a trial against jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on charges of defamation. Navalny appeared at the Moscow’s Babushkinskiy District court on charges of slandering a World War II veteran last week but the trial was interrupted. He has rejected the case as the Kremlin enacting political revenge. […]

Thai opposition party pushes to amend royal insult law

The proposed amendment by 44 lawmakers from the opposition Move Forward Party comes a day after four leaders of youth-led demonstrations were jailed pending trial under the royal insult law, known as lese majeste, which carries penalties of up to 15 years in prison. The move is significant in a country where criticising the king […]

Coup attempt foiled in Haiti, president says, amid term dispute between him and opposition

Haitian law enforcement have arrested 23 people, including a Supreme Court judge and a high-ranking police officer in the wake of what the nation’s president, Jovenel Moise, called a coup and assassination attempt. “The goal of these people was to make an attempt on my life,” Moise told journalists on Sunday, adding that the plot […]

German FM pledges to Sponsor Belarusian Opposition to Topple Government

    This is basically a declaration of war…… but no meddling here, nothing to see here folks, move along! Germany has set aside €21 million ($25.3 million) as part of its new “action plan” aimed at supporting opponents of the Belarusian government, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has told an improvised pro-opposition online conference. Seemingly […]

Myanmar junta blocks Facebook as opposition grows to coup

Myanmar’s junta blocked Facebook on Thursday, shutting off an important channel of opposition to this week’s military coup as sporadic protests flared. Military ruler General Min Aung Hlaing was moving quickly to consolidate his hold on power following the overthrow of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the detention of her and allied politicians […]

Iranian diplomat convicted of planning terror attack on opposition in Belgium

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Alexei Navalny: scores detained in mass protests following opposition leader sentencing

Nearly 1,000 people were detained on Tuesday night in Russia after mass protests broke out in Moscow and Saint Petersburg after a court sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison for more than 2 1/2 years. It ruled he violated the terms of his probation while recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning. Navalny, who […]

Opposition boycotts presidential address as farmer unrest overshadows opening of crucial India budget session

More than a dozen opposition parties in the Indian parliament boycotted an address by the country’s president on Friday at the opening of India’s crucial annual Budget session, where the government is expected to outline plans to boost the pandemic-stricken economy.  India’s president Ram Nath Kovind, who occupies a largely ceremonial post, was speaking after […]

Widespread Opposition of Arrest Warrant Against Eminent Journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

On January 19, a court in Gujarat issued an arrest warrant against eminent journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta in a defamation suit filed by the Adani Group. Since then several leading media organizations and commentators have voiced strong opposition of this action against a senior journalist with many-sided achievements in print journalism,  TV and documentary films. […]

Joe Biden Undercuts Democrats by Renewing Opposition to Ditching Filibuster

President Joe Biden undercut the leadership of his own party in the United States Senate on Friday by signaling his continuing opposition to scrapping the legislative filibuster. White House press secretary Jennifer Psaki was asked during a briefing if Biden still believed the filibuster should remain in tact even as members of Senate Democrat leadership […]

Two Families Come to Christ in Laos Despite Opposition From Neighbor

Photo Credit: Chris Hilbert/Pixabay (Voice of the Martyrs) — Tensions have deepened in a Khmu village where two families have come to Christ and one lives next door to a high-ranking solider, who despises Christians. Recently, a Christian from another village came to speak with the two families, who had asked him to show them […]

‘We are under siege’: Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine says military has taken over his home as election count continues

Uganda’s main challenger to the presidency, Bobi Wine, has claimed that the country’s military has besieged his home, as votes are still being counted from Thursday’s poll in an election already marred by controversy. “We are under siege. The military has jumped over the fence and has now taken control of our home,” Bobi Wine, […]

UN Condemns Capitol Storm, Calls for Total Shutdown of Any Opposition to Globalism

The United Nations human rights office has suggested that Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol stemmed at least in part from President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers’ fomenting of violence and continued “deliberate distortion of facts” regarding the outcome of November’s presidential election. Thursday’s statement from U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet came […]

Pope to be vaccinated against Covid next week, labels opposition to jabs ‘suicidal denial’

Pope Francis has branded opposition to Covid-19 vaccines as “suicidal denial” and announced that he will receive a jab against the coronavirus disease next week. In a forthcoming interview, the 84-year-old leader of the Catholic Church says that “ethically” getting a vaccine against the virus should be a duty for everyone. “Next week, we will […]

Venezuela’s Guaido-led opposition holds alternative vote and then BURNS BALLOTS after boycotting legislative elections

Venezuelan opposition led by US-backed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido has held “popular consultations” to demonstrate rejection of the nation’s government after boycotting parliamentary vote but ended up burning ballots instead. The so-called “popular consultations” organized by the supporters of the self-styled “interim president” started online on Monday and concluded with an in-person participation on Saturday. […]

‘The opposition does not have a leader’: Ditch ‘exhausted’ Guaido charade, Venezuelan opposition figure pleads with US

Venezuelan opposition politician Henrique Capriles has urged the incoming Biden administration to halt US efforts to install self-styled interim president Juan Guaido as the rightful occupant of President Nicolas Maduro’s office. The projected US presidential election winner Joe Biden’s administration “must understand” that the efforts to prop up Guaido despite declining support even among the […]

‘Hate Crimes’ Bill Introduced in Arkansas, Faces Opposition for ‘Unequal Justice,’ Potential Expansion

Photo Credit: Stuart Seeger LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A “hate crimes” bill has been introduced in Arkansas to create increased penalties for those who commit crimes based on a person’s race, religion, gender identity and so-called sexual orientation, among other protected characteristics. The bill is being opposed by at least one Christian group, along with the Washington […]

China criticises Danish politicians over visit of Hong Kong opposition activist

China has accused Danish politicians of violating “the basic norms governing international relations” in a dispute over a Hong Kong opposition activist. Ted Hui, a former lawmaker, visited Denmark this week after receiving an invitation from Danish lawmakers to travel to the Scandinavian country. The pro-democracy activist was arrested in Hong Kong in May over […]

Iran opposition suspected alongside Israel in scientist’s killing, says senior Iranian official

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Belarus opposition asks European prosecutors to probe torture accusations

Supporters of exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Friday they would lobby state prosecutors in several European countries to investigate accusations of torture by Belarusian authorities.Belarus has been rocked by months of anti-government protests after veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in an Aug. 9 presidential election that his opponents say was rigged, […]

Poll Shows Growing Democratic Opposition to Cheap Labor Migration

A Rasmussen poll shows that Democrats are moving towards pro-American migration policies as Joe Biden prepares to implement pro-migrant, pro-business labor policies. A May 2020 question asked respondents if they favored admitting more foreign workers for blue collar jobs, just 54 percent of Democrats agreed that it is “better for businesses to raise the pay […]

UK ex-opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn told he cannot sit as Labour MP amid anti-Semitism row

Jeremy Corbyn, former leader of the UK’s main opposition, has been told he can’t represent the party as an MP after “undermining” its bid to tackle anti-Semitism. Current Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he made the decision over his predecessor’s reaction to a recent report on alleged anti-Semitism in the party. Corbyn was initially […]

Watch: Boris Johnson faces opposition leader Keir Starmer at PMQs

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced questions from MPs including Labour leader Keir Starmer at prime minister’s question time – known as PMQs – in London on Wednesday. Starmer questioned Johnson on the £130 million that the government had, he said, spent on public relations companies in recent weeks as part of the COVID-19 outreach […]

Gantz considering forming alternate government with opposition over budget, report says

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Netherlands legalizes child euthanasia despite opposition from Christian parties

    The Dutch government will allow doctors to euthanize terminally ill children as young as one year old, making the Netherlands the second country in the world to permit the practice. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge announced the change in a letter to Parliament on Tuesday, calling the decision necessary to help “a small […]

Ivory Coast opposition in united front at 30,000 strong pre-election rally

Opposition leaders and supporters in Ivory Coast gathered at a stadium in Abidjan to reject a third mandate of Alassane Ouattara, the current president of the country who is running for another term in office. The opposition supporters, who came from different cities to the Felix Houphoubet Boigny stadium, carried banners reading “Civil disobedience. No […]

Iranian composer and opposition beacon Shajarian dies at 80

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US Sanctions Opposition Parties In Venezuela Ahead Of Elections

Above photo: A man passes a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, July 22, 2020. Ariana Cubillos | AP. US hoping to force an outcome. Sanctions on Venezuela are nothing new. But Secretary of State Pompeo recently took the unusual step of sanctioning leaders of local opposition parties in an attempt to pressure […]

Turkey orders arrests of 82, including Kurdish opposition, over Kobani protests

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Amid ‘increasing’ crackdown, Saudi dissidents form opposition party

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