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Navalny Protests: Live Updates as Russians Demand Opposition Leader’s Release

Navalny Protests: Live Updates as Russians Demand Opposition Leader’s Release

Navalny Protests: Live Updates as Russians Demand Opposition Leader’s Release Navalny Protests: Live Updates as Russians Demand Opposition Leader’s Release Braving bitter cold and attempts at intimidation, protests unfold across Russia. Thousands of people in Russia’s Far East and in Siberia rallied in support of the jailed opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny on Saturday in what was emerging as the …

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Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine Uganda Forces Surround Home of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine NAIROBI, Kenya — Ugandan security forces on Friday surrounded and then breached the compound of Bobi Wine, the country’s leading opposition candidate, a day after a contentious general election that he said was marred by widespread “fraud and violence.” The breach, reported …

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Uganda Opposition Candidate, Citing Abuses, Petitions International Court

Uganda Opposition Candidate, Citing Abuses, Petitions International Court

Uganda Opposition Candidate, Citing Abuses, Petitions International Court Uganda Opposition Candidate, Citing Abuses, Petitions International Court NAIROBI, Kenya — Uganda’s leading opposition figure has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court against the country’s president and nine security officials, accusing them of authorizing a wave of violence and human rights abuses that has intensified in the run-up to next …

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India’s Police Detain Opposition Leaders As Farmers’ Agitation Grows

India’s Police Detain Opposition Leaders As Farmers’ Agitation Grows

India’s Police Detain Opposition Leaders As Farmers’ Agitation Grows India’s Police Detain Opposition Leaders As Farmers’ Agitation Grows NEW DELHI — Aligning themselves squarely with India’s angry farmers, opposition leaders on Tuesday accused the government of cracking down on dissent, saying they had been detained while seeking to join broadening protests against the country’s new pro-market agricultural policies. The growing …

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Venezuela to Vote in an Election the Opposition Calls a Charade

Venezuela to Vote in an Election the Opposition Calls a Charade

Venezuela to Vote in an Election the Opposition Calls a Charade Venezuela to Vote in an Election the Opposition Calls a Charade CARACAS, Venezuela — In the years since the Venezuelan crisis began, Yajaira Paz, 35, has lost nearly everything to its fallout: her mother, dead from a heart problem she could not afford to treat; her brothers, to migration; …

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Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Opposition

Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Opposition

Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Opposition Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Opposition NAIROBI, Kenya — Since the presidential campaign kicked off in Uganda in early November, the most prominent opposition candidate, Bobi Wine, has been tear-gassed, arrested and beaten by the police, held in solitary confinement, and charged in court for holding campaign events …

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Bobi Wine, Uganda Opposition Leader, Released From Jail

Bobi Wine, Uganda Opposition Leader, Released From Jail

Bobi Wine, Uganda Opposition Leader, Released From Jail Bobi Wine, Uganda Opposition Leader, Released From Jail NAIROBI, Kenya — Ugandan authorities on Friday charged an opposition leader and presidential contender with breaching coronavirus rules and then released him from jail, two days after his arrest sparked protests nationwide that led to the deaths of at least 28 people and almost …

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Deadly Protests Erupt in Uganda After Arrest of 2 Opposition Figures

Deadly Protests Erupt in Uganda After Arrest of 2 Opposition Figures

Deadly Protests Erupt in Uganda After Arrest of 2 Opposition Figures Deadly Protests Erupt in Uganda After Arrest of 2 Opposition Figures NAIROBI, Kenya — Seven people were killed and 45 others wounded as violent demonstrations broke out across Uganda on Wednesday, the police said, after two presidential candidates were arrested while trying to campaign ahead of a highly anticipated …

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Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Figure, Setting Off Deadly Protests

Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Figure, Setting Off Deadly Protests

Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Figure, Setting Off Deadly Protests Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Figure, Setting Off Deadly Protests KAMPALA, Uganda — The police in Uganda said three people died and 38 were injured in protests that broke out on Wednesday in Uganda’s capital after officers arrested Bobi Wine, a musician and opposition politician seeking the presidency in next year’s election. …

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As Hong Kong Opposition Quits Council, Pro-Beijing Forces Reign

As Hong Kong Opposition Quits Council, Pro-Beijing Forces Reign

As Hong Kong Opposition Quits Council, Pro-Beijing Forces Reign As Hong Kong Opposition Quits Council, Pro-Beijing Forces Reign Some departing lawmakers said they planned to return to their day jobs, finding ways to channel them into forms of protest. Dennis Kwok, one of the four ousted legislators, said he would continue working as a lawyer, taking on human rights cases. …

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