3:10 [Press TV] (E)
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced Shia cleric and human rights activist Sheikh Mohammed al-Habib to 12 years in prison and imposed a travel ban on him, as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on members of the religious community.
12:34 [Medium] (E)
As outcasts of the 21st century, we struggle daily just to live ordinary lives. Last September, upon arriving to the U.K. for my master’s course, one of the most mundane tasks I had was to open a bank account in which to receive my scholarship’s monthly stipend. Sounds easy enough, right? Well not if you happen to have the blue passport that identifies you as a citizen of the “Syrian Arab Republic.”
10:37 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
Working for years in South Pacific (Oceania), I visited on several occasions, both Papua New Guinea (PNG), and Vanuatu, where the West Papuan resistance has been regrouping. I also have some 25 years of experience, of working in Indonesia itself. And I used to cooperate with a late professor from Sydney University, Peter King, a man who basically dedicated his life to the plight of West Papua. I spoke at Sydney University, side by side with him, recalling my experience from East Timor; from the Indonesian occupation, where 30-40% of the population lost their life, and where I, myself, was savagely tortured in 1996, for trying to expose the systematic gang rapes committed by the Indonesian military, TNI.
10:33 [Middle East Monitor] (E)
Israel’s decision to bar two United States Democratic Representatives, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from entering Israel and visiting Palestine has further exposed the belligerent, racist nature of the Israeli government. But our understanding of the Israeli decision and the massive controversy and discussion it generated should not stop there. Palestinians, who have been at the receiving end of racist Israeli laws, will continue to endure separation, isolation and travel restrictions long after the two Congresswomen’s story dies down.
6:28 [Press TV] (E)
Nigeria’s Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky and his wife have arrived in India to receive medical care for the injuries they sustained in a brutal raid by Nigerian forces in 2015, when the couple was arrested to spend the next four years in detention.
23:25 [Press TV] (E)
London-based and Arabic-language Nabaa television news network reported on Sunday that Ahmed Abdullah Abdulrahman Shaa`yi passed away at Tarfiya prison in Saudi Arabia’s north-central city of Buraydah on August 9.
18:09 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
Written by Thai Reuters correspondent Patpicha Tanakasempipat, the article titled, “Facebook removes fake accounts from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Honduras,” referred to the author claiming: The accounts removed in Thailand used “fictitious personas” to promote narratives about Thai politics, U.S.-China relations, protests in Hong Kong, and criticism of democracy activists in Thailand, Gleicher said. “We were able to determine conclusively that some of the activities of this network was linked to an individual based in Thailand associated with New Eastern Outlook, a Russian government-funded journal based in Moscow,” Gleicher said.
21:30 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
Filmmaker Yuval Abraham was an eyewitness to the Israeli home demolitions in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher: “I can’t take it anymore. I’m suffocating from all this violence and the lives being destroyed. And everyone [in Israel] is oblivious, blathering about a Jewish state, don’t know Arabic and utterly blind to those other people. Everyone who keeps silent is complicit with this filth. They destroyed Ismail’s life tonight.”
7:29 [Press TV] (E)
Bahrain has executed three pro-democracy activists on two separate cases, defying widespread calls to commute the death sentences handed to the prisoners in an "unfair" mass trial.