Tunisian lawyers, activists appeal imprisonment of two gay men
26 December 2021 | 3:34 pm
The lawyer for two Tunisian men jailed for being gay hopes an appeal could set a legal precedent in the country; football fans will have to be fully vaccinated and test negative for Covid-19 in order to attend games at next month's Africa Cup of Nations; and Morocco's legendary horse performances are added to UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.
Over 100 members of the moderate Islamist Ennahda movement have stepped down due to frustration with their party's leader. Meanwhile, international rights groups have slammed a "power grab" by President Kais Saied.
The actions of President Kais Saied continue to divide Tunisia. Former allies have decried his most recent moves, but it's still impossible to know how the majority of Tunisians feel about him.
RT's German YouTube channels have been blocked over alleged COVID-19 misinformation. What does the German government make of the move? And what do other observers think?
Insulate Britain protesters have repeatedly blocked traffic, sometimes gluing themselves to highways, despite court orders to steer clear of key roads. The interior minister wants "loopholes" closed to allow prosecution.
President Kais Saied has sworn in a record number of women to Tunisia's new government. The move comes after he assumed new executive powers, with the opposition accusing him of a power grab.
The sculpture, named "Pillar of Shame," mourns those who were killed by Chinese troops at Tiananmen Square in 1989. It was installed at the University of Hong Kong in 1997, when the territory was handed back to China.
Pakistan is setting up a new religious body as part of efforts to push for an "Islamic welfare state." But activists warn that the new authority could jeopardize the lives of women and religious minorities.
Human rights activists on Monday (October 19) urged governments and athletes world-wide to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China as Athens prepared to hand over the Olympic flame to Beijing in a ceremony in the capital, saying that anything less would make the world complicit in what they called 'genocide' by Beijing. China's treatment of minorities has come under increased scrutiny in the run-up to the games, scheduled from Feb. 4-20. Activists protested at Ancient Olympia on Monday, where the flame lighting ceremony was held.
Dozens of Netflix employees joined protests outside the company's Los Angeles office. Counterprotesters soon showed up to pushback against the rally.
Tunisia's independent media regulator shuttered Nessma TV, owned by President Kais Saied's political rival. Quran Kareem, a religious radio station, was also closed.
Jimmy Lai and several other activists have gone on trial for their role in last year's unauthorized event. Most of the defendants have already pleaded guilty.
Tunisia’s lagoon farmers north of Tunis face the real-world impacts of climate change as rising sea levels, hotter weather and scant rainfall threaten to wipe out crop – and an agricultural system dating back to the 17th century.
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