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Thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

Paris, France | AFP | Tens of thousands have rallied across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as France unveiled new measures to combat domestic violence. Demonstrators on Monday gathered in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey, where riot police …

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Russian opposition to take to streets again, defying crackdown

Moscou, Russia | AFP | The Russian opposition vowed to stage another mass rally Saturday despite increasing pressure from authorities, who arrested nearly 1,400 people at a protest last week and have launched a criminal probe into the movement. The march along Moscow’s leafy boulevards will be the latest in a …

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Sudan protesters reject ‘absolute immunity’ for generals

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s key protest group is opposed to giving the military “absolute immunity” against prosecution for violence against demonstrators, a spokesman said, as the two sides held talks on a power sharing deal. “We refuse absolute immunity that the military rulers have asked for,” Ismail al-Taj, …

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Sudan ruler vows to implement deal agreed with protesters

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan vowed Saturday to implement the power sharing deal agreed with demonstrators, as the protest campaign cancelled a nationwide day of civil disobedience later this month. The ruling military council and protest leaders agreed Friday to form a joint civilian-military …

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Sudan braces for mass protest as demonstrators fear violence

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan braced Sunday for a mass protest in the capital against the country’s ruling generals, as calls mounted for restraint to prevent a new military crackdown on demonstrators. The planned “million-man” march is seen as a test for protest organisers who have been hit by a …

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Sudan protest leader fears more violence at newly planned demos

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | A prominent Sudanese protest leader has voiced fears of more violence against demonstrators at rallies this week, insisting the June 3 “massacre” at a Khartoum sit-in had been planned. Protest leaders have called for mass rallies against the military on Sunday, the first such nationwide call …

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