(AP) - During her 30-hour train journey to Beijing, Wang Xiulan ducked into
bathrooms whenever the conductors checked IDs. Later, as she lay low in the
outskirts of the capital, unidentified men caught her in a nighttime raid and
(AP) - Cuban authorities released noted blogger Yoani Sanchez more than a day
after she was taken into custody near the eastern city of Bayamo, where she
traveled for a Full
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Saudi Arabia (AP) - Amnesty International says a Saudi Arabian court has
convicted a prominent rights activist of anti-state crimes and sentenced him to
four years in prison. The London-based group says activist Mohammed al-Bajady
(AP) - Riot police fired tear gas and civilians armed with machetes and swords
attacked protesters during five days of demonstrations sweeping Khartoum
demanding ouster of Sudan's autocratic ruler, a Sudanese opposition leader said
France (AP) - Two Iranian dissidents a lawyer and a film director were awarded
the 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The European Parliament awarded
the prize Friday to Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi. Martin Schulz, the
(AP) - A leading Cuban opposition figure said Thursday that he and another dissident
were threatened, and in one case attacked, by people they took to be
intelligence agents in separate incidents on the same day. Elizardo Sanchez
said two plainclothes...
(AP) - Cuban authorities detained a prominent dissident and dozens of her
colleagues early Sunday, then rounded up more activists while they staged a
weekly protest march through Havana. Police took away Bertha Soler and Full
(AP) - Police barred artist Ai Weiwei from a hearing on his company's lawsuit
against Beijing tax authorites and blocked filming at the courthouse Wednesday
as part of an intimidation campaign against the outspoken government critic. Ai...
(AP) - Germany's human rights commissioner says Belarus has blocked his plans
to visit the country and meet with a jailed human rights activist. Markus
Loening said he also wanted to give authoritarian President Alexander
Lukashenko a letter...
(AP) - Fang Lizhi, one of China's best-known dissidents whose speeches inspired
student protesters throughout the 1980s, has died in the United States, where
he fled after China's 1989 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement...
(AP) - China is preparing to overhaul a key criminal law amid public confusion
and some dread over whether the government is about to give police the legal authority
to disappear people. At issue is an amendment to the criminal procedure law...
(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...
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
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...
Rwanda (AP) - A Rwandan court sentenced the country's top opposition political
leader to eight years in prison on Tuesday for treason and on a charge stemming
from this central African nation's murderous ethnic attacks 18 years ago