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BLM activist protests without mask at Pentland home, says he has COVID, video shows

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The twist at the end of his speech prompted a man and woman standing behind him to step backward and shrink away with alarmed looks on their faces. Calls to two numbers listed for the speaker, identified as Air Force...

Justice Democrats-backed activist Rana Abdelhamid challenges Rep. Carolyn Maloney in New York

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Activist and nonprofit founder Rana Abdelhamid on Wednesday launched her Democratic primary challenge to Rep. Carolyn Maloney in New York's 12th congressional district, marking the third straight election in which M...

Former Attorney General and legal activist Ramsey Clark dies at 93

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Ramsey Clark, the former US attorney general and legal activist, has died at the age of 93, his granddaughter told CNN. Clark died Friday at his home in New York, his granddaughter Taylor Clark said. Clark served as...

Egypt jails activist who called to free prisoners amid pandemic

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Cairo, EgyptAn Egyptian court sentenced prominent female activist Sanaa Seif to a year and a half in prison on Wednesday for spreading false news, her sister and judicial sources said. Seif was detained in June 2020 ...

Family members of American activist arrested in Egypt

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Washington Egyptian authorities raided multiple homes and detained family members of Egyptian-American human rights activist Mohamed Soltan, his organization, the Freedom Initiative, said on Tuesday. A lawyer for So...

Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested in India over farmers’ protest ‘toolkit’

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New Delhi Supporters of a young climate activist arrested in India over a farmers' protest "toolkit," later shared by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, have called for her release. Delhi police confirmed the ...

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison

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Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent women's rights campaigners, has been released after more than 1,000 days in prison for what critics have described as politically-motivated charges. Hathloul...

Alleging her partner was abducted and tortured, Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

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Kampala, Uganda Feminist and political activist Stella Nyanzi has fled to Kenya to seek asylum with her three children. Nyanzi, who a year ago was in prison for writing a poem which used an explicit description of th...

Olympia, Washington police clear out hotel after it was ‘occupied’ by homeless activist group, city says

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Police cleared out a downtown Olympia, Washington hotel after a homeless activist group allegedly "forcibly occupied" the establishment Sunday to shelter unhoused people, the City of Olympia said in a statement late...

Detroit activist turns old potato chip bags into sleeping bags for the homeless

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It starts with a pile of used potato chip bags and ends with desperately needed sleeping bags to help Detroit's homeless face the brutal winter. Environmental activist Eradajere Oleita told CNN how she works her mag...

Honduran indigenous environmental activist killed in front of family

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Tegucigalpa, HondurasMasked men armed with guns and machetes killed a Honduran environmentalist activist in front of his family, police said on Monday, the latest in a string of such attacks in the Central American c...

Russian police raid home of opposition activist Lyubov Sobol, Navalny says

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Moscow Police raided the home of Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol early Friday and took her in for questioning, according to a series of tweets from opposition leader Alexey Navalny and his team. "Today at 7 ...

Pakistani human rights activist found dead in Canada

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A Pakistani human rights activist living in Canada who went missing over the weekend has been found dead, Toronto Police said on Tuesday, adding they believed her death to be a non-criminal matter. Karima Mehrab, a ...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 13 months in prison over 2019 protest

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Hong Kong Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to 13.5 months in prison after pleading guilty to inciting and organizing an unauthorized protest outside the city's police headquarters last ...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong facing prison after guilty plea over 2019 protest

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Hong Kong Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to charges related to a protest outside police headquarters last year, during months of unrest over a proposed...

Hong Kong teenage activist detained after reportedly planning to claim asylum at US consulate

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Hong Kong A 19-year-old Hong Kong activist facing secession charges under the city's national security law was detained Tuesday amid reports he planned to attempt to claim asylum at the United States consulate. Poli...

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