(AP) - A former Ecuadorean newspaper columnist who faces prison and millions of
dollars in fines for his criticism of President Rafael Correa requested asylum
Wednesday in the U.S., claiming he is the victim of persecution aimed at Full
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Jordan (AP) - International rights groups urged Jordan Thursday to immediately
release the publisher of an online newspaper who was arrested after his website
posted an article alleging misconduct by royal officials. Jamal Muhtaseb, the
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Jordan (AP) - Prominent Jordanian political analyst and government critic Labib
Kamhawi said Wednesday that he may face prosecution and even jail for inciting
revolt and defaming Jordan's King Abdullah II, but he denied any wrongdoing and
vowed he will fight back. The Amman general prosecutor...
Bahrain (AP) - A Bahrain judge on Thursday overturned a conviction against a
prominent human rights campaigner for posting alleged anti-government comments
on social media, but the activist remained jailed while appealing another
prison sentence. The decision shifts the focus among Full
Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam issued jail sentences ranging from four to 12 years on
Monday to three bloggers who wrote about human rights abuses, corruption and
foreign policy, intensifying a crackdown on its citizens' use of Internet to
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Morocco (AP) - Morocco has expelled 19 foreigners from the annexed territory of
the Western Sahara, saying they were journalists who entered without permission.
The action, which underlines Morocco's intense sensitivity over criticism of
its policies in the mineral rich region, came as...
(AP) - Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now
live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that
critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor.
The law took effect Wednesday, just two days after Full