Supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters rally and sing songs outside Pretoria High Court 4 in Pretoria, South Africa. The EFF are saying that the R600,000 ($56,000) deposit required when submitting candidates’ names for the upcoming national elections are unjust and are seeking a ruling in court against it. Read more
A supporter of social movement leader Anna Hazare waves the national flag in New Delhi, India, as he celebrates the news of the passing of an anti-graft bill that empowers an independent ombudsman to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption by politicians and bureaucrats. The Lokpal, or watchdog, bill was passed by the lower house of parliament on Wednesday after the government agreed to several amendments suggested by opposition lawmakers. Ms Hazare has been on hunger strike for the last nine days in an attempt to make both houses of parliament adopt the bill.
A protester is dressed as Batman while standing at the Lapa arches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late on Monday. Protesters called for an end to police violence and corruption and voiced demands for better public services. Read more
Police detain an elderly demonstrator protesting against the Chinese justice system on Wednesday outside the Intermediate People’s Court in Jinan, Shandong Province, where disgraced politician Bo Xilai will go on trial. Once one the top politicians in China, Mr Bo is accused of bribery and abuse of power. The trial, due to begin on Thursday, is the country’s highest-profile prosecution in decades