repression

Iranian feminist sentenced to twenty years for protest against compulsory hijab

Shapark Shajarizadeh was one of 29 women who undertook individual protests against the wearing of the hijab in Iran in February. Last month her lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who specialises in human rights and also represented other women involved in the protests, was arrested.

Their Struggle is our Struggle - Andre Granou

A Czech worker argues with a Soviet Soldier

A letter by French Marxist Andre Granou on the escalating repression of Czechoslovak intelectuals and workers in the after math of the Soviet crushing of the Prague Spring.

An Open Letter to Angela Davis - Jiri Pelikan

Czechoslovak dissident and former member of the Communist party Jiri Pelikan wrote this open letter to Angela Davis requesting her support for Czechoslovak political prisoners. She declined.

1996: Killings at the Abu Salim Prison in Libya

An account of a bloody crushing of a prison mutiny by the Libyan security forces in 1996, resulting in the estimated deaths of 1,200 inmates.

1947: The February 28 Incident

An account of the brutal repression of anti corruption and police brutality protests in Taiwan by the Chinese (Republic of China) military and KMT occupation.

Abahlali baseMjondolo leader S’bu Zikode’s life is ‘in grave danger’

S'bu Zikode

Abahlali baseMjondolo continues to be subject to assassination in Durban. This article, from the Daily Maverick in Johannesburg, reports on recent threats to the movement.

Reflections on the Kisumu Massacre, 1969

In October 1969 Jomo Kenyatta visited the Russia-built Nyanza Provincial General Hospital in Kisumu. During a protest against the visit, the presidential escort and paramilitary forces opened fire on the crowd, killing more than 11 and injuring hundreds. The piece was written following several police killings in the wake of the 2017 Kenyan presidential elections.

Urgent Call for Solidarity Actions from the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association

The Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association have made an urgent call for solidarity in response to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice taking repressive measures against their members and suspected members.