In Kazakhstan, opacity around civilian casualties and arrests of activists

Issued on: 15/01/2022 – 20:27 In Kazakhstan, calm has returned after the bloody repression of peaceful protests on January 5 and 6 which broke into riots. Now that the toll of victims is up to 225 according to the latest official statistics, two versions confront each other. The authorities of the country speak of an ‘anti-terrorist’ … Read more

Tunisians defy ban on gatherings to protest against president in capital

Issued on: 14/01/2022 – 20:33 Tunisian police used tear gas and water cannons on Friday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who defied a ban on gatherings to protest against President Kais Saied’s July power grab. As the country marks 11 years since the late dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled into exile, police deployed heavily … Read more