Israel: Tens of thousands protest government bill to restrict Supreme Court power

An estimated 70,000 Israeli citizens took to the streets of Jerusalem Monday in protest at the controversial right-wing government bill that would curtail the Supreme Court’s ability to rule on Israel’s Basic Laws and would place the selection of judges in the hands of politicians, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. Despite the protests, however, the bill passed its first reading by 63-47 votes in the Knesset on Tuesday.

Moldova: ‘Russia Seeks Overthrow Government’

Moldova’s president says Russia is plotting to overthrow the country’s pro-European Union government after a Russian missile violated the country’s airspace.

Iran Pardons Thousands Of Prisoners

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday pardoned “tens of thousands” of prisoners, including some detained in recent anti-government protests, but many inmates still face execution.

Iran acknowledges ‘tens of thousands’ detained in protests

Iran‘s supreme leader on Sunday reportedly ordered an amnesty or reduction in prison sentences for “tens of thousands” of people detained amid nationwide anti-government protests shaking the country, acknowledging for the first time the scale of the crackdown.

Iran sentences 3 more protestors to death for “waging war against God”

Ignoring Western condemnation of its actions, Iran’s judiciary has sentenced three more anti-government protesters to death on charges of “waging war on God,” Reuters reports. Iran’s Islamic extremist regime has already executed four people involved in nationwide protests triggered by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who had been arrested for not wearing her hijab correctly in September last year.

Supporters Ex-Brazil President Storm Congress

Thousands of supporters of Brazil’s former rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro invaded the Supreme Court, the Congress building, and surrounded the presidential palace in Brasilia, the capital, several sources confirmed Sunday.

Jailed Belarus Opposition Leader Hospitalized

A prominent Belarusian opposition leader serving an 11-year prison sentence for helping organize anti-government protests was in stable condition Wednesday after being rushed to hospital, her family and allies say.

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