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Right Group Urges G20 to Stand Up for Activists Jailed in Saudi Arabia

Right Group Urges G20 to Stand Up for Activists Jailed in Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Member states of the Group of 20 (G20) meeting in this week's virtual summit hosted by Saudi Arabia must call on the kingdom to release its jailed women’s rights activists, Amnesty International said. - World news - In a statement released on Thursday, the rights group said activists who led campaigns for women’s rights in the (Perisan) Gulf country continue to...

Eco Activists Sue US Govt. for Using Tear Gas amid Portland Protests

Eco Activists Sue US Govt. for Using Tear Gas amid Portland Protests

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The ACLU and five environmental groups have taken the DHS to court over what they deemed an “excessive” use of chemical munitions against protesters in Portland. - World news - The groups argued that the substances may inflict a dire ecological toll.The Oregon branch of the ACLU filed a suit against the DHS on Tuesday alongside a series of green groups, who...

Activists March in Protest against COVID-19 Curfew in Paris (+Video)

Activists March in Protest against COVID-19 Curfew in Paris (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Enraged business owners took to the streets of the French capital to denounce the “ridiculous” curfew recently introduced by President Emmanuel Macron in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. - World news - Carrying flares and chanting “Freedom!” people marched through Paris’ streets on Saturday, denouncing the recent restrictions imposed by the government...

Anti-Racism Activists Tear Down Statue of Canada’s 1st Prime Minister (+Video)

Anti-Racism Activists Tear Down Statue of Canada’s 1st Prime Minister (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A group of activists toppled a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in Place du Canada in downtown Montreal on Saturday afternoon in the aftermath of a protest calling for the defunding of the police force. - World news - A handful of people climbed the monument, tied ropes around the statue and held up banners before unbolting it and pulling it down. The falling...

Activists Storm Elbit Arms Firm, Slam UK’s Complicity in Israeli War Crimes

Activists Storm Elbit Arms Firm, Slam UK’s Complicity in Israeli War Crimes

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A direct action group in support of Palestine burst onto the scene in London last week by storming an Israeli arms company in the heart of the English capital to highlight Britain’s complicity in war crimes against the Palestinians. - World news - Four members of Palestine Action took part in the audacious daylight strike on Number 77 Kingsway، in Holborn،...

Bahrain Upholds Death Sentence against Two Activists

Bahrain Upholds Death Sentence against Two Activists

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A Bahraini court upheld death sentences against two pro-democracy activists who were allegedly charged with killing an officer by bombing a police convoy in 2014, a statement from the kingdom's public prosecutor said on Monday. - World news - It was the final appeal for Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa, who rights groups said were sentenced to death based on...

Anti-Racism Activists Continue Protests over DC Statues (+Video)

Anti-Racism Activists Continue Protests over DC Statues (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Protesters once again descended on Lincoln Park in Washington, DC, on Friday to demand the removal of an Emancipation Statue depicting former US President Abraham Lincoln standing over a kneeling, recently freed black slave. - World news - An alleged supporter of US President Donald Trump was chased out of the park at one point and police had to intervene to...

US Activists Protest Death of Black Man by Police in Minnesota (+Video)

US Activists Protest Death of Black Man by Police in Minnesota (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A number of US activist groups organized a massive protest at the site of an incident where a black man was violently arrested by Minneapolis NAACP that led to his death. - World news - On Tuesday night, hundreds of protestors demonstrated over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man killed in police custody on Memorial Day. Police in riot gear were called...