Posts Tagged ‘crackdown’

China Vows Crackdown On ‘Hostile Forces’ As Public Tests Xi

China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces.” Source

United Nation Council To Investigate Iran’s Bloody Crackdown On Peaceful Protests

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted to condemn the bloody crackdown on peaceful protests and to investigate alleged abuses, particularly those committed against women and children. Source

Saudi Crackdown: Regime Detains Yemeni-American Citizen While on Pilgrimage

November 14, 2022 By Staff, Agencies As Saudi Arabia is hardening crackdown on dissent, including targeting its citizens who live abroad, a Yemeni-American citizen has been detained in Saudi Arabia while performing the ‘Umrah’ pilgrimage at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam’s holiest site. Mohamad Salem was taken into custody on November 1 and has […]

Elon Musk Vows to Crackdown Even Harder on Hate Speech: ‘The ADL Will Moderate Twitter’

Elon Musk has vowed to crackdown more harshly than his predecessors on so-called “hate speech”, and will operate a “zero tolerance” policy on content deemed offensive by a select group of moderators. On Tuesday, Musk revealed that a small group of far-left “civil society leaders,” including the ADL, will be given tools to ban users […]

Iran terrorist Leaders Call for Total Crackdown on Protests, Already Kill 50

    Iran’s president has called for a ‘decisive’ crackdown on the mass protests that have sent the Islamic theocracy reeling over the past week after the death in custody of a woman detained by the Islamic Republic’s morality police. The call for harsh measures come as the country’s ayatollahs scramble to get to grips […]

White House is waving ‘red flag to a bull’ for Israel to crackdown on Palestinian groups

Israel is seeking to “liquidate” the Palestinian issue in its crackdown on seven human rights groups and Europe knows it, Khaled Elgindy says. But will it try and stop the crackdown? This is the “last straw” and “point of no return” for Europe’s claims that it supports the two state solution.

China ‘liquidates’ house church as part of crackdown

Photo Credit: Q Gardrian/Pixabay (Morning Star News) – Authorities in China on Aug. 19 officially “liquidated” a historical house church in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, as part of a crackdown on churches that refuse to join the state-controlled Three-Self Church, rights advocates said. The Church of Abundance, which began about 30 years ago, had been targeted […]

Russians defy crackdown to find small ways of protesting Ukraine war

Facing arrest and draconian prison sentences, some Russians are still finding ways to voice their opposition to the Kremlin’s aggression in Ukraine. Source

Austria Makes Skiers Wear Face Masks Outdoors in New COVID Crackdown

According to education officials, “huge numbers” of children, in some cases as many as 95 per cent, are refusing to wear face masks in school or take COVID tests. The government instructed schools to make pupils wear masks in classrooms and common areas after a spike in Omicron cases. However, the move appears to have […]

Palestinians wounded in Israel’s crackdown on weekly West Bank protests

Tens of Palestinians have been wounded on Friday during the Israeli crackdown on weekly protests in several areas across the occupied West Bank, Arabi21 reported. In the village of Beita, located in the outskirts of Nablus, Israeli occupation forces opened fire at Palestinians following the performance of Friday prayer near Subaih Mountain. According to Arabi21, […]

Wet’suwet’en Retake Checkpoint A Month After Police Crackdown

Above Photo: Wet’suwet’en activists after reclaiming Camp Coyote. Gidimt’en Checkpoint / Twitter. Anti-pipeline Indigenous activists, resisting the contentious Coastal GasLink pipeline in Wet’suwet’en have retaken a checkpoint in Coyote Camp, a month after violent crackdown by federal police forces. On Saturday, December 19, activists leading the Wet’suwet’en resistance against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline project […]

Governments Want Crackdown on Telegram App Used to Organize Anti-COVID Lockdown Protests

In the past few days, German politicians have declared messaging app Telegram a threat to democracy and a hotbed of radicalization. The latest round of attacks on free communication comes after weeks of protests in Germany against the COVID-19 measures. Protests have been mobilized via Telegram and other online community platforms. Since the beginning of […]

Israel officials co-ordinated with Jewish ultra-nationalists to crackdown on Palestinian protesters, HRW says

A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) into abusive and discriminatory policing found that Israeli officials co-ordinated with far-right Jewish ultra-nationalists during May’s civil unrest in the mixed Jewish and Palestinian city of Lod. Released today, the report found that Israeli law enforcement agencies used excessive force to disperse peaceful protests by Palestinians in Lod […]

World Cup Fans Face Crackdown In Qatar: No Public Drunkenness, PDA, Gay Sex

It’s going to be an extremely different World Cup for soccer fans next year in Qatar, where public drunkenness will be strictly prohibited, and PDA will be tightly curbed in the Muslim nation. As one critic quipped: “What else is there at the World Cup?” Advertisement Gianni Infantino, head of the soccer governing body FIFA, […]

Sudan: More than 100 protesters detained in latest crackdown

Sudan’s security forces dispersed demonstrators and rounded up more than 100 people on Sunday in the capital of Khartoum, in the latest crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Shops were closed and roadblocks were set up in Khartoum on Sunday, as a two-day civil disobedience effort began against last month’s military takeover. Nationwide anti-coup protests – including […]

Amnesty International Reports Brutal Crackdown by Taliban in Afghanistan

Afghan Christians Fear Violence Due to Taliban’s Interpretation of Sharia 09/23/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a recently released report by Amnesty International documents a broad and brutal crackdown taking place in Afghanistan as the Taliban seek to settle old scores and stamp out any opposition to […]

PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor: ‘White Male Conservative Voters’ to Blame For New CDC Crackdown

By Chris Menahan White male conservatives are the real virus, so says PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor and MSNBC’s Geoff Bennett. From NewsBusters: Appearing on Wednesday’s Katy Tur Reports on MSNBC, PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor declared that “white male conservative voters” and former President Trump are to blame for the CDC’s flip-flopping on their latest […]

Big Tech Companies Agree To Work Together In Internet Freedom Crackdown

A new initiative launched by cybersecurity experts encourages companies to create a system that makes it easier for people to be reported to their employers for “online abuse.” The new program is called Respect in Security and was created by Trend Micro’s Rik Ferguson and Red Goat Cyber Security’s Lisa Forte. According to Forte, the […]

What’s it like to be LGBT in Hungary amid Orban’s rights crackdown?

On Wednesday, July 7, a widely-contested new law came into force in Hungary. Overnight, it became an offence to “promote” sexual and gender differences to children, in educational settings, films or adverts. The law’s opacity means it can be applied in a welter of different contexts. It didn’t occur in a vacuum but came against […]

Belarus expands crackdown on independent media

Belarusian authorities on Friday widened their crackdown on independent media, raiding media offices and journalists’ homes across the ex-Soviet nation. The Belarusian Association of Journalists said the authorities searched apartments and offices of at least 21 journalists in the capital of Minsk and cities of Brest, Gomel, Grodno and Pinsk. “The authorities are using an […]

Europol announces 13 arrests in police crackdown on Romania-Spain sex trafficking gang

A network of human traffickers who lured victims into prostitution using the so-called ‘lover boy’ method has been broken up by Spanish and Romanian police. Thirteen people were arrested and 16 buildings raided in two crackdowns by the Policía Nacional and Poliția Română, which took place in Spain in February and Romania in June 2021. […]

Despite PA crackdown, Palestinians continue protests over killing of Nizar Banat

In the early morning hours of June 24th, Palestinian Authority security forces raided the home of prominent Palestinian activist and dissident Nizar Banat. His family says he was pepper sprayed and brutally beaten with metal clubs and rifle butts before he was taken into custody. Just a few hours later, he was pronounced dead.  The […]

David Barton Praises Hungary’s Latest Anti-LGBTQ Crackdown

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Crackdown on Academic Freedom: Prof Under Attack for Asking Students to Think Independently

A professor at New York University, Mark Crispin Miller, is suing 19 colleagues for libel after they signed a letter to the school dean demanding a “review” of his conduct because he urged students to look into the scientific rationale for the mask mandates and to assess the truthfulness of the media drive to promote […]

Israel’s Crackdown on Journalists Slammed by Major International Press Association

(MEMO) Israel’s latest crackdown on journalists has been condemned by the Foreign Press Association (FPA) following a number of high-profile arrests over the weekend. The international body, whose members include major news outlets including Reuters and the New York Times, called on Israel to stop its threat and intimidation of journalists. “We call upon the […]

‘Hello! This is Israeli intelligence’: The text message igniting fears of a crackdown when Gaza war ends

A text message from a local number flashed up on Omar’s* phone claiming to be Israeli intelligence informing him he would soon be arrested. The young Palestinian had been asked to volunteer as a medic at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa compound as larger than normal crowds of worshippers were expected during the holy month of Ramadan. But […]

Heavy Israeli Crackdown On Palestinians Marking Nakba Anniversary

Above photo: Palestinian protesters march in the West Bank village of Salem on 15 May 2021 to denounce violence by Israeli forces in recent days. AFP. Protesters also hold funerals for 11 Palestinians killed on Friday by Israeli forces and settlers. Palestinians across the West Bank gathered in large numbers on Saturday to mark the […]

Chelsea Clinton Calls For Global Crackdown On “Anti-Vax” Social Media Posts

The statement, made in a pre-recorded segment that featured questions for the erstwhile first daughter, Clinton was asked to respond to a query about “vaccine hesitancy” and what can be done to encourage wider vaccine adoption. Clinton chose to opine about limiting freedom of speech and cracking down on social media posts, but didn’t touch […]

China shuts down Bible App, Christian WeChat as new crackdown policies go into effect

China’s communist authorities are continuing their crackdown on Christianity by removing Bible Apps and Christian WeChat public accounts as new highly restrictive administrative measures on religious staff went into effect Saturday. Father Francis Liu from the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness said in a tweet that some Christian WeChat accounts, including “Gospel League” and “Life […]

Bahrain Crackdown: Demonstrations Continue For 20th Consecutive Night in Support of Jailed Activists

Source By Staff, Agencies Amid the continued crackdown of the Manama regime, Bahrainis have rallied for the 20th night to reiterate their call for an immediate and unconditional release of political inmates amid concerns over the alarming situation of the country’s prisons in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The demonstrations were held under the banner […]

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