Sortu's promoters consider the legalisation of pro-independence party should “signal the final overcoming of an illegalization cycle”, warn that “certain State sectors still back the violation of fundamental rights” · Sortu will be able to join EH Bildu coalition, which could win next Euskadi election according to opinion polls
OPINION. Which are the main issues that are behind the most usual discourses that are found in the media on Azawad? Which are the foreign links around the proposal for an Islamic state there, if MNLA has repeatedly stated that it is against that idea? CIEMEN Recognition Area's Soraya Sough explains some of the key issues here.
Secular MNLA undergoes an internal debate on how to secure a secular Azawad vis-à-vis Ansar Dine · The Islamists have tripled their troops thanks to the recruitment of militants · Several voices within MNLA reject any agreement with Ansar Dine, while others argue that current circumstances almost force the secular movement to reach a pact with Islamists
Israel accepts to either release or indict people being held in prison without trial · Relatives of strikers will be allowed to visit them · Shin Bet says that prisoners have accepted “to absolutely stop terror activity from inside Israeli jails”
NEWS IN BRIEF. People moving are descendants of 19th century muhajirs and escape civil war
Minor receives ten pellet shots during an action in which troops fire against local school and several homes · The municipality of Ercilla in Chile has already been attacked by the army up to 14 times during the last months · The Mapuche in Argentina praise the nationalisation of YPF oil company but want its responsibilities in social and environmental harms to be clarified.
Strikers criticize Turkey for having put PKK leader in isolation while “attacking civilian and defenceless people” · 15 Kurdish activists join the hunger strike in Strasbourg to put pressure on the Council of Europe, which is asked to send a delegation of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture to the prison where Öcalan is jailed