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Saudi Activist Launches Hunger Strike over Harsh Conditions at Al-Hair Prison

Saudi Activist Launches Hunger Strike over Harsh Conditions at Al-Hair Prison

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Jailed Saudi human rights activist Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani has launched a hunger strike in protest against harsh conditions at the notorious al-Hair prison, his wife confirmed. - World news - "My husband entered the ninth day of the strike due to the stress on him by the al-Hair Correctional Department," Maha al-Qahtani tweeted on Monday.She said the action was in...

Jailed Saudi Rights Activist Al-Hathloul Begins Hunger Strike

Jailed Saudi Rights Activist Al-Hathloul Begins Hunger Strike

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Jailed Saudi human rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has launched a hunger strike demanding regular contact with her family, relatives said. - World news - “Today at 7 p.m. Riyadh time, my sister Loujain has started a hunger strike because the al-Ha’ir prison administration has deprived her of her right to contact her family,” Loujain’s sisters, Alia,...

Israel Releases Prominent Palestinian Activist

Israel Releases Prominent Palestinian Activist

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Israel released a West Bank leader of the global campaign to boycott the Tel Aviv regime, following his arrest last month by Israel's internal security agency. - World news - Mahmoud Nawajaa, coordinator of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the occupied Palestinian territories, was arrested at his home in Ramallah on July 30. Several rights...

Rights Group Urges Riyadh to Disclose Status of Imprisoned Saudi Activist

Rights Group Urges Riyadh to Disclose Status of Imprisoned Saudi Activist

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Saudi Arabia must immediately disclose the status of detained activist Loujain Al-Hathloul who has been unable to contact her family for three weeks, the Prisoners of Conscience rights group said. - World news - The calls came after Al-Hathloul’s family said they remain unable to contact her. “@LinaAlhathloul confirms that her sister @LoujainHathloul did not call...

US Govt. Complicit in Police Killings of African-Americans: Anti-Racist Activist

US Govt. Complicit in Police Killings of African-Americans: Anti-Racist Activist

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An American anti-racist strategist and activist said the US government is complicit in police-involved shootings and killings of unarmed black men across the country. - World news - “The United States government has been not only complicit in Black death but an active participant and agitator in our deaths. Right now protestors are fighting back against...

Yemeni Airspace Unsafe for Enemies: Activist

Yemeni Airspace Unsafe for Enemies: Activist

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A senior Yemeni human rights activist said his country has made such great progress in the air defense industry that its airspace is totally unsafe for hostile aircraft. - World news - In an interview with Press Shia, Seyyed Sadiq al-Sharafi said the Yemeni forces have developed drones that carry smart weapons and can hit targets with pinpoint accuracy. He added that...

Leading Saudi Activist Dies in Detention: Amnesty International

Leading Saudi Activist Dies in Detention: Amnesty International

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A leading activist serving an 11-year prison sentence has died in detention in Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International said, highlighting the kingdom’s human rights record. - World news - Abdullah al-Hamid, 69, died after a stroke in his prison cell earlier this month, according to multiple rights groups, including Amnesty International. “Dr Hamid was a...