Myanmar police escorting detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone in 2017. Like Wa Lone, Myanmar pro-democracy protesters have been imprisoned for highlight conflicts in Myanmar under military rule that resulted from a military-led coup in February 2021. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has recently put pressure on the Myanmar military, which has led to promises from the military that thousands of activists will be freed from imprisonment.
(Photo by VOA Burmese) Photo used under CC BY
A taxi driver collects money through a protective screen during the COVID pandemic in Tehran, Iran. Iran is bracing for a sixth major wave of COVID as the country attempts to ramp up vaccinations.
(Photo by Mohammad Sadegh Nikgostar) Photo used under CC BY