Iran executes two more men in connection with protests
09 January 2023 | 2:59 pm
The execution by hanging of Mohammad Karami and Mohammad Hosseini by Iran's regime have have raised the number of protest-related executions to four.
DW spoke to Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei about the protests in China against its extreme COVID lockdowns.
Cities across China have rolled back some Covid-19 restrictions, requiring less testing and allowing people to isolate at home instead of in quarantine centres. The authorities have been careful not to send any signal that the relaxing of rules were in any way a response to rare displays of public discontent.
Iran has executed a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the ongoing nationwide protests. Students vow to continue demonstrations and demand change.
Could the protests against the government's zero-COVID strategy trigger political reform? DW asks an expert on social change in urban China, Björn Alpermann.
Russia and Iran are collaborating more closely than ever in the areas of fighter jets and lethal drones, according to US intelligence. Moscow has rebuked Washington's assessment, as the invasion of Ukraine presses on.
South Africa is seeing another wave of anti-immigrant protests driven by a new movement called Operation Dudula. DW’s Adrian Kriesch reports from one of the anti-migrant protests in the mining town of Rustenburg.
Two teenagers were killed in clashes with police in the southern city of Andahuaylas. Demonstrations also occurred in the capital and other regions following the controversial ouster of former President Pedro Castillo.
The execution comes as authorities struggle to put an end to mass anti-regime protests that have challenged the authority of the country's clerical establishment.
After less than a week in office, Dina Boluarte said she would ask Congress to move up elections by two years. Former President Pedro Castillo, who was voted out by lawmakers, decried the move as a "dirty game."
As China continues to pivot away from its zero-COVID strategy, experts say the weeks-long protests in the country may have damaged Xi Jinping's reputation, but his power remains largely unaffected.
Peru has plunged into a deep political crisis since the removal of its former President Pedro Castillo. Mexico says the removal should be disregarded.
Tehran has been voted out of a UN commission on women's rights for "increasingly" suppressing human rights amid nationwide protests. The US, which proposed the vote, said it marked a victory for the protesters.
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