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Belarus, Poland -

Following the stolen 2020 Belarusian presidential election and the deterioration of the Belarus–European Union relations, a refugee crisis broke out on the Poland-Belarus border in July 2021. Four months have passed since and still thousands of men, women, and children are left stranded at the border in the freezing weather, living in terrible conditions as they wait to cross into Poland. According to several news outlets, at least 10 people along the border have been killed so far. Aid workers say the unofficial death toll is much higher. At least one 14-year-old Kurdish boy froze to death overnight on the...

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Poland -

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through several Polish cities and towns on November 6, holding banners reading 'not one more' after a woman, named Izabela, in her 22nd week of pregnancy died of septic shock. Human Rights defenders say it was the effect of the recent near-total ban on abortion.  Izabela was the first woman to die as a result of the 2020 ruling. #Poland Warsaw #protest Against strict abortion laws 6/11/2021 pic.twitter.com/LHhPymGU7O — Nicole Elisei (@EliseiNicole) November 7, 2021 In October 2020, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal, with the support of the ruling pro-Catholic populist Law and Justice (PiS) party, imposed a near-total ban on the abortion...

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Ethiopia -

Ethiopia declared a six-month state of emergency on Tuesday, November 2nd, after the People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) rebel forces from Tigray announced that they were gaining territory and considering marching on the capital Addis Ababa.  The Tigray Coalition At least nine different groups have now joined forces with the TPLF and formed a coalition with the goal of ousting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The newly announced coalition includes the Tigray forces, as well as the Oromo Liberation Army and the Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front, Agaw Democratic Movement, Benishangul People's Liberation Movement, Gambella Peoples Liberation Army, Global Kimant People Right...

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Africa, Sudan -

Millions of people took to the streets across the globe and Sudan on Saturday, October 30th in the largest pro-democracy protest yet since the authoritarian military coup d'etat against the Sudanese transitional government. At least three protesters were killed and many more were injured by live rounds as coup militants opened fire on protestors in several locations on October 30th. The three victims killed were in Khartoum, Omdurman, and al-Qadarif. The overall number of people killed by coup d'etat militants since the coup is currently at 12, according to the Sudan Doctors Committee and human rights defenders. More than 280...

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France, Syria -

Interpol has moved forward to normalize its relations to the Assad regime, which has engaged in organ trafficking, mass murder, and crimes against humanity. The move to allow Syria's Assad regime access to Interpol's information networks means that the regime can directly receive and send messages from other Interpol national offices, a right suspended since 2012 due to its criminal activities which include war crimes. Interpols Timid Excuse Interpol claimed that its reintegration of Syria is, “in line with the recommendation from the General Secretariat headquarters, Interpol’s executive committee endorsed that corrective measures applied to Syria be lifted.” The agency also...

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