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· October, 2013

Stories about Protest from October, 2013

Saudi Prisoners’ Children Put Into Solitary Confinement

Relatives of prisoners, including children, who were denied from meeting their loved ones during Eid Al Adha, are now being detained in Saudi Arabia, after staging an "illegal" protest.

#FreeBoussa: Moroccan Netizens Protest Teen Trial over Public Kiss

Three teenagers have been arrested in Morocco. Their crime? The first two were arrested for kissing in public, and the third for photographing them.

South Korea: Mass Candlelight Rallies Against the Spy Agency Scandal

Saudi Prisoners’ Visits Cancelled, Family Members Arrested

Relatives of Saudi prisoners were not only denied visits during the Eid Al Adha holidays, but were also arrested when they staged a sit-in to see their loved ones.

Race Riots Remind Russians About Political Divide

This week’s reactions to a riot that took place outside Moscow are a reminder that the subject of ethnic nationalism deeply divides Russians.

Activists Demand Release of Angola's Youngest Political Prisoner

Chile: Police Special Forces Evict Mapuche Community From Contested Lands

A self-denominated “autonomous” indigenous community, Temucuicui has occupied what they consider to be ancestral lands for over two years, resisting several eviction attempts.

Chilean Students March to Demand Education Reform One Month Before Elections

The protests are part of ongoing mobilizations calling for an overhaul in the country's education system. This time students are pushing candidates to share specific proposals for education reform.

Asylum-Seekers Continue Hunger Strike in Hungary

Video: Colombian Artists Sing in Solidarity With Farmers

Although protests and road blocks have stopped, the farmers' struggle for land rights continues.

1300 Days of Protest for Missing Balochs in Pakistan

In Balochistan, where decades of separatist fighting have left thousands dead and many more missing, activist Abdul Qadeer Baloch has kept vigil in a camp for the victims.

Massive Anti-Nuclear Protests Held in Tokyo

Russian Muslim Websites Defaced by Hackers During Eid

On Eid al-Adha (Kurban-Bairam in Russian), several websites of the Russian Muslim community were defaced with a photo of a severed pig's head holding the Koran in its mouth.

Can the Kremlin Control Moscow Ethnic Violence?

A poverty-stricken industrial Moscow neighborhood has erupted in ethnic violence last week, after a local man named Egor Sherbakov was stabbed to death by an alleged "migrant."

“Development For Who?” Guatemalans Resist Hydroelectric Project

Peruvian Congressman Michael Urtecho Accused of Corruption

Urtecho will be suspended for 120 days and charged constitutionally. If proven that Congressman was involved in various corrupt acts, a 15-year jail sentence awaits him.

“Stop Harassment of Iranian Journalists’ Family Members”

“My Body is My Weapon!”, Femen in Spain to Claim the Right to Abortion

"Of course we will go further and of course we will continue protesting," said Lara Alcázar, leader of the Femen movement in Spain.

Hundreds of Earthquakes on Catalan Coast Stir Protests Against Gas Company

Over 300 microtremors hit the northern area of Valencia and southern Catalonia. The quakes could be related to the activities of a controversial natural gas company called the Castor Project.

United Russia MP Scorned for Public Debauch

A United Russia deputy and his aide were thrown off an Aeroflot flight, accused of being intoxicated, threatening the crew, and delaying the flight.

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