Posts Tagged ‘opposition’

Belarus sentences drummer to six years in prison over opposition rallies

Belarus has sentenced a drummer to six years in prison for playing during opposition demonstrations, human rights activists have said. Alexei Santchuk was arrested in Minsk last November along with other members of his band, who often performed at anti-government marches. They were initially sentenced to 15 days in prison for participating in “unauthorised demonstrations” […]

CNN Busted Spreading Opposition Research in Alaska

CNN has been busted for attempting to spread opposition research in Alaska against pro-Trump candidate Kelly Tshibaka, a primary challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski. A CNN publicist secretly reached out to a small, local Alaskan news site called Must Read Alaska to share an article CNN published to presumably discredit Tshibaka’s senate candidacy against Murkowski. You can […]

Dem Rep. Jones: Opposition to D.C. Statehood ‘Engaging in Racist Activity,’ ‘Quite a Sinister Thing’

During Saturday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Smerconish,” Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) decried GOP opposition to making the District of Columbia a U.S. state. The New York State congressman called it “racist activity” to oppose the push and compared the population of Washington, D.C. to Vermont and Wyoming. “In the case of the debate today, it is […]

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny To End Hunger Strike On Day 24

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would put his life at risk. In an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, the 24th day of his hunger strike, Navalny said he will continue to demand […]

Opposition Unity and Politics Will be Greatly Helped By A  Common Program

Opposition Unity and Politics Will be Greatly Helped By A  Common Program Based on Justice, Equality, Communal Harmony, Democracy and Environment Protection India is passing through very difficult times. Partly this is a reflection of local factors and serious policy mistakes made in recent times, but partly this is  reflection of overall  difficult conditions at […]

Asia Today: Indian opposition leader positive for COVID-19

Rahul Gandhi an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Gandhi, 50, said in a tweet on Tuesday that “All those who’ve been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety protocols and stay safe.” Gandhi last week called off […]

British prime minister affirms opposition to ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

Browse > Home / News / British prime minister affirms opposition to ICC war-crimes probe of Israel April 18, 2021 by JNS Read on for article British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced the United Kingdom’s opposition to an International Criminal Court investigation into Israel for alleged war crimes. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers […]

Israeli Airstrikes On Syria Twisted By Syrian Opposition Media To Claim Iranian Losses

Unprovoked Israeli airstrikes against the Syrian capital, Damascus, were again reported in the early hours of Thursday morning, leading to further accusations by Syrian opposition media and monitoring groups that Iranian-backed fighters had been killed. At approximately 12:58 (Syrian local time) Israeli airstrikes were said to have been confronted by Syrian Air Defense, according to […]

A  Program  Based on Justice  That Can Also Help Opposition Unity in India

Note—The following document has been prepared in such a way that it can become at least a starting point for  unity of opposition in India based on a program of strengthening justice, equality, environment protection, democracy, peace and inter-faith  harmony. It is hoped that this may be of  some help also in other countries placed […]

Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Launches Hunger Strike

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he has started a hunger strike to protest authorities’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains. In a statement posted on Instagram, Navalny complained about prison officials’ refusal to give him the right medicines and to allow his doctor to […]

Belarus charges opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya with terrorism

Belarus authorities on Monday announced a criminal probe against the nation’s top opposition figure on charges of terrorism, a move that follows a sweeping police crackdown on protesters demanding the resignation of the country’s authoritarian leader. Belarus’ Prosecutor General Andrei Shved said his office has launched a criminal investigation against Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the top opposition […]

Congo election in turmoil after opposition candidate hospitalised with COVID-19

The leading opposition presidential candidate in Republic of Congo was receiving oxygen at a private hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a family member said, casting Sunday’s election into doubt on the eve of the vote. Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, 61, had skipped his final campaign event on Friday after telling some reporters a day […]

Turkey asks Istanbul-based Egyptian opposition to tone down criticism, TV network owner says

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Russian police detain dozens of opposition deputies at forum in Moscow

Russian police arrested around 200 opposition politicians and municipal deputies at a Moscow conference as authorities tighten the screws on Kremlin critics ahead of parliamentary elections. The mass arrest of municipal deputies was unprecedented. Police showed up at the gathering in Moscow shortly after it opened, saying that all those present will be detained for […]

Russia detains around 200 people, including leading opposition figures

Russian police detained around 200 people, including several prominent opposition figures, at a meeting of independent and opposition politicians in Moscow on Saturday, the interior ministry said. Вот видео моего задержания: прямо во время общения с журналистами. Зачем вообще разогнали форум независимых депутатов? Власти очевидно кажется, что она демонстрирует силу. В реальности же вся эта […]

Russia detains around 150 people, including leading opposition figures

MOSCOW  – Russian police detained around 150 people at a meeting of independent and opposition politicians in Moscow on Saturday, accusing them of links to an “undesirable organization,” a monitoring group and a TV station said. Вот видео моего задержания: прямо во время общения с журналистами. Зачем вообще разогнали форум независимых депутатов? Власти очевидно кажется, […]

Police detain participants in Russian opposition forum

Russian police on Saturday detained more than 170 participants of a forum of independent members of municipal councils, an action that comes amid the authorities’ multi-pronged crackdown on dissent. Police showed up at the gathering in Moscow shortly after it opened, saying that all those present will be detained for taking part in an event […]

At Least 5 Killed In Senegal Protests Since Opposition Leader’s Arrest

DAKAR (Reuters) – A 17-year-old boy was killed by gunfire in southern Senegal on Saturday, a government official said, and several police stations were ransacked as opponents of President Macky Sall called for more protests next week. The boy was killed during clashes in the southern town of Diaobe, said the official, who asked not […]

Turkey plans to shut down pro-Kurdish opposition party, ruling party official says

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Turkey to shut down pro-Kurdish opposition party – ruling party official

 Turkey’s government plans to shut down the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the ruling AK Party’s deputy parliament chairman was quoted as saying on Tuesday, the most senior official to endorse nationalist demands for its closure. President Tayyip Erdogan’s government and its nationalist MHP allies accuse the HDP of links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers […]

Brooks: ‘Unconscious Undertone’ to Tanden Opposition Is That OMB Director Is Usually a White Male

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that part of the “unconscious undertone” to the opposition to Neera Tanden’s nomination as OMB Director is that the OMB Director is usually “a super wonky, dry personality, white male.” Brooks said, “Republicans have had a come-to-Jesus moment where incivility is completely offensive to them all […]

Protesters gather in Georgia over opposition leader’s arrest

Protesters marched in Tbilisi, Georgia on Friday after the main opposition party leader was arrested earlier in the week. Nika Melia, leader of the United National Movement, was arrested with the party headquarters stormed by police. Melia faces charges of inciting violence during protests in 2019. Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia resigned over the order for […]

Russian opposition leader Navalny sent to prison outside Moscow

The Russina opposition leader Alexei Navalny, handed a two and a half year jail sentence, has been moved to a prison outside Moscow, his lawyer said. Navalny’s incarceration has led to international calls for his immediate release, including from Europe’s top human rights court. His lawyer, Vadim Kobzev, didn’t immediately say what prison he was […]

African governments are crushing opposition using Israeli spyware

As internet penetration and smartphone usage increases across Africa, digital spaces have become increasingly important for organising political uprisings and opposition movements. In response, several of the continent’s regimes have shut down the internet or blocked social media apps. To sidestep the economic costs and global criticism that these online shutdowns incur, governments have turned to digital surveillance technology […]

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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