June - Month in Review

Here's everything you need to know that happened in June, all in one place.

June - Month in Review
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Numerous human rights reports accuse China of conducting systemic cultural erasure of Uyghurs across around 630 villages in the regions of Xinjiang.


Narendra Modi wins a third consecutive term as prime minister, with BJP securing 240 seats, forcing them to create a coalition government in order to meet the Parliament majority of 272 seats.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 2014 / Image: MEA Photo Gallery (distributed via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


In support of Palestine, Maldives bans Israeli passport holders from entering the country.


Mongolia’s governing People’s Party wins 68 seats, security a slim majority and victory in the elections. Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrain is set to be Prime Minister.

Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrain, August 3rd 2023 / Image: Alexander Kubitza

North Korea

Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin pledge an alliance, promising support “in the event of ‘aggression’ against either country”.

Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un, 19 June 2024 / Image: Presidential Executive Office of Russia (distributed via CC BY 4.0)


Pakistan to continue the deportation of Afghans, planning to expel over 800,000 people in the second phase of the new immigration-control plan.

Human rights organisations report numerous cases of violence and harassment of the minority Ahmadiyya community, including “several attacks on Ahmadi places of worship”.

The Torkham crossing point at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border / Image: UN Women - Sayed Habib Bidell (distributed via BY-NC-ND 2.0)

State of Palestine 

Palestinian death toll reported to have risen over 37,000, with around 86,000 people wounded as Israel advances assault on Rafah. Save the Children, a British aid organisation, reports around 21,000 children are missing in Gaza, many dying from starvation.

'Scenes from Gaza After Israeli Air Strikes' / Image: UN - Shareef Sarhan (distributed via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


Parliament passes a bill banning “the importation, selling, wearing, and advertisement of the hijab” despite Tajikistan's Muslim majority population, violating international human rights standards of religious freedom.