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Freelance journalist/researcher with a passion for the struggle for democracy, human rights & wildlife preservation. Reporting on wars, uprisings & conservation
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Feb 22 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 5 min read
#Palestine πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Έ: horribly bloody day in the occupied #WestBank today as Israeli forces killed 10 Palestinians and injured over 100 with live ammunition during a raid in the city of #Nablus.

Ages of those killed range from 16 to 72 years old. #Palestine πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Έ: as this CCTV footage shows some of the Palestinians who were killed today were civilians.

Like this man who was running away from gunfire when an Israeli sniper struck him down
Feb 19 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 5 min read
#Sudan πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©: during a speech today #RSF warlord #Hemedti was trying to save his own skin by saying he regretted his role in the #SudanCoup.

He stated the coup of October 25th was a mistake which opened the door for the former regime (Bashir loyalists) to return to power. Image #Sudan πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©: meanwhile #Khartoum based Resistance Committees are calling for anti-military protests on 21 February. Image
Dec 5, 2022 β€’ 10 tweets β€’ 8 min read
#Sudan πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©: a deal has been reached in order to end the #SudanCoup which has been going on for over a year now.

Both the #FFC and the military have agreed to a 24-month transition, under the leadership of a civilian PM, with elections at the end.

But there's a but πŸ‘‡ #Sudan πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©: just as with the previous transition deal there is very little that holds either #Burhan or #Hemedti to honor their promises, meaning the country is and remains very vulnerable to another #SudanCoup at any moment.

There is also no mention of any reform of the military
Dec 5, 2022 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 5 min read
Air sirens are sounding all over #Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦, as #Russia is reported to have launched dozens of missiles from the Caspian Sea.

For the past weeks Monday has usually been a day of missile attacks on the Ukrainian energy infrastructure. #Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: a Russian cruise missile was spottee flying over the city of #Dnipro.
Dec 4, 2022 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 3 min read
#Syria: incredible scenes from the city of #Suwayda today as protesters have stormed the governorate office, setting fire to several regime vehicles and tearing down #Assad portraits #Syria: this is what happened when regime forces tried to break up the on-going protest in the center of #Suwayda.
Oct 15, 2022 β€’ 8 tweets β€’ 6 min read
#Iran BREAKING: Evin Prison in #Tehran, the country's most notorious prison which is filled with countless political detainees is on fire tonight. #Iran: gunshots can be heard as smoke rises and the alarm has been raised at the Evin prison in #Tehran.

Something is going on...
Oct 12, 2022 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 3 min read
BREAKING: #Armenia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡² and #Azerbaijan πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ώ have agreed to sign a formal peace deal which includes an official delimitation of the border by the end of the year. This deal (if successfully followed through) would be a major diplomatic victory for the European Union.

Just last week intens negotiations between πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ώ were taking place under πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί supervision. The Kremlin was completely left out of the process
Oct 10, 2022 β€’ 9 tweets β€’ 7 min read
#Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: Russian missiles and kamikaze drones are terrorizing the capital #Kyiv this morning. Several civilization sites have already been hit. #Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: one missile hit a playground in the center of #Kyiv, leaving behind a massive crater.
Oct 9, 2022 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 6 min read
#Iran: riot police were smashing up cars in #Mashhad today in a hunt for anti-regime protesters.

#Ω…Ω‡Ψ³Ψ§_Ψ§Ω…ΫŒΩ†ΫŒ #Iran: anti-regime protest are taking place at the Amirkabir University in #Tehran.

Sep 22, 2022 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 5 min read
#Russia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί: mobilization has started in #Yakutia in #Siberia.

Unsurprisingly ethnic minority regions of Russia are the first to be called up. #Russia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί: conscripts reporting for mobilization in #Chechnya.
Sep 21, 2022 β€’ 17 tweets β€’ 12 min read
Day five of anti-regime protests in #Iran.

It's getting crazy. #Iran: Iranian students write the name #MahsaAmini everywhere across the country to make sure people don't forget her name.
Sep 21, 2022 β€’ 10 tweets β€’ 5 min read
Photo reportedly taken at the πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί/πŸ‡¬πŸ‡ͺ tonight. Image Long lines at the πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί/πŸ‡°πŸ‡Ώ border this morning.

Russians are fleeing wherever they can to escape the conscription.
Sep 21, 2022 β€’ 9 tweets β€’ 7 min read
"No to mobilization"

Small scale anti-mobilization protests are taking place in several cities of #Siberia following #Putin's announcement.

Protests are called all over #Russia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί at 19:00 local time. ImageImageImage #Russia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί: several dozen people showed up for the anti-mobilization protest in #Tomsk. Police arrived at the scene very quickly to take people away.
Sep 10, 2022 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Finland right now as it watches the Russian military collapse in Ukraine. Abkhazia and South-Ossetia suddenly look really tasty.
Sep 3, 2022 β€’ 197 tweets β€’ 144 min read
#Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: footage has emerged of Ukrainian soldiers crossing a pontoon bridge over the Inhulets river in #Kherson.

For the most part this river devines the frontline in the region. #Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: in a first confirmed win of the #Kherson offensive Ukrainian forces are in full control of the village of Vysokopillya, located at the northern edge of the oblast. Image
Jul 26, 2022 β€’ 35 tweets β€’ 25 min read
#Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: sounds of incoming artillery fire can be heard in occupied #Kherson tonight. There are credible reports that Ukrainian forces are once again targeting the Antonovskiy bridge nearby. #Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: CCTV footage of incoming Ukrainian fire around the Antonovskiy bridge in #Kherson
Apr 2, 2022 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 4 min read
Very concerning news. Marianna, the pregnant girl from #Mariupol, turns out to be one of the refugees that has been taken to #Russia in violation of the evacuation agreement.

There they put her in front of a camera and have her say there was no aerial attack on the hospital. She is able to admit there was an explosion om the maternity hospital, but remains very vague on what it could have been, leaving room for the interpretation the Ukrainians bombed it themselves, a lie pro-Kremlin actors have pushed from the very start.
Mar 24, 2022 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 4 min read
#Sudan πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©: mass protests in the capital #Khartoum today as thousands of Sudanese rally to march against the coup regime.

#Ω…Ω„ΩŠΩˆΩ†ΩŠΩ‡24Ω…Ψ§Ψ±Ψ³ #Sudan πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©: confrontations erupted between protesters and military forces in #Khartoum. Tear gas and water cannons were deployed in an attempt to dispers the protests.

Mar 22, 2022 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
The public humiliation and flogging of people accused of being thieves, marauders and saboteurs is unacceptable, even with a trial these kind of punishments are brutal and must stop.

The price for defeating the invasion cannot be a breakdown of law and order across #Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ This is not to lecture a society going through war. Ukrainians are dealing with invasion, death & destruction as any other society would.

Abuses like these are wrong, but do not undermine Ukraine's full moral high ground to fight & defeat this invasion, but the abuses are wrong.
Mar 16, 2022 β€’ 8 tweets β€’ 2 min read
It should be clear by now that NATO membership was never the main issue. Ukraine's existence as an independent, democratic state is the problem, Putin made that very clear in his Feb 21st speech.

He doesn't think Ukraine should be separate from Russia & he'll always believe that If an agreement could lead to peace it will only be a temporary peace, one which leave Ukraine weakened military, and gives the Kremlin time to reassess the situation, rebuild its military, and re-invade when the time is right.
Mar 15, 2022 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 5 min read
On this day 11 years ago (15/03/2011) the Syrian people rose up against one of the most brutal regimes of modern history & launched a revolution for freedom & democracy.

Today, across the liberated areas of #Syria, people are coming together like here in #Raqqa to mark this day. #Syria: thousands have come together in #Idlib to mark the 11th anniversary of the Syrian revolution.

Some Syrians have also come to voice their solidarity with the people living under occupation in πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦.