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Powerful PN-initiated trainings in London

'Direct education' returns to the UK


Nepal crisis

There was, rightly, considerable international concern when one of Nepal’s best-known dissidents, journalist Kanak Mani Dixit, was arrested on questionable grounds by an anti-corruption body on 22

Western Sahara

The Moroccan police have refused to allow an autopsy to determine the cause of death (in custody) of Brahim Saika, an activist in occupied Western Sahara, who died in hospital on 15 April.

Kurdish crisis

April and May saw an escalation in the Turkish civil war, with government forces and Kurdish PKK guerrilla fighters both increasing their levels of violence.

Women refuseniks

On 4 May, two Israeli women conscientious objectors were sent back to prison for continuing to refuse military service with the Israeli defence force.

Trans teen jailed

On 29 March, Aiden Katri, 19, became the first Israeli transgender woman to be jailed for refusing compulsory military service – in Prison Six, a men’s jail.

Hunger strikes

Also on 10 May, Ofer military court upheld the administrative detention of Fuad Assi and Adib Mafarjeh, both hospitalised after 39 days on hunger strike.


On 10 May, an Israeli military court in Ofer in the West Bank ordered Palestinian scientist Imad Barghouthi to remain under administrative detention (without charge) for two more months for anti-oc

Eight acquitted for DSEI arms fair action

Judge says 'clear, credible' evidence of 'criminal wrongdoing' at past arms fairs


Israel continues to persecute nuclear whistle-blower

Vanunu charged with new "crimes"