The Crucifixion of Ali al-Nimr
For Saudi Arabia, sometimes it’s not enough to simply behead a person who has run afoul of the government: On some occasions, there’s nothing like crucifixion to make your point...
Two 'Caucasus' Men Detained 'On Suspicion Of Committing' Nemtsov Killing
Two suspects have been detained in connection with the February 27 killing in Moscow of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.Aleksandr Bortnikov, director of the Federal Security Servic...
Boris Nemtsov murder: Tens of thousands march in Moscow
Tens of thousands of people march in Moscow to honour Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.
Anwar Ibrahim: Australia 'deeply concerned' at severity of sentence
Julie Bishop issues strongly worded statement as Nick Xenophon calls for sanctions against Malaysia after opposition leader’s sodomy conviction upheld
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Gerardo Angüe Mangue
Gerardo Angüe Mangue is an Equatoguinean political activist currently imprisoned on weapons possession charges. His imprisonment has drawn protest from the US State Department and Amnesty Internationa...
The Crucifixion of Ali al-Nimr
For Saudi Arabia, sometimes it’s not enough to simply behead a person who has run afoul of the government: On some occasions, there’s nothing like crucifixion to make your point...
Two 'Caucasus' Men Detained 'On Suspicion Of Committing' Nemtsov Killing
Two suspects have been detained in connection with the February 27 killing in Moscow of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.Aleksandr Bortnikov, director of the Federal Security Servic...
Htay Kywe
Htay Kywe (Burmese: ဌေးကြွယ်, [tʰé tɕwɛ̀]) is a repeatedly-imprisoned Burmese pro-democracy activist who was considered a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. BBC News describes him as...
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Haitham al-Maleh
Haitham al-Maleh (Arabic: هيثم المالح‎, born August 15, 1930) is a Syrian democracy activist and former judge. He is a critic of the current Syrian government under Bashar al-Assad and has ...
Haitham al-Maleh - Wikipedia
Anwar Ibrahim: Australia 'deeply concerned' at severity of sentence
Julie Bishop issues strongly worded statement as Nick Xenophon calls for sanctions against Malaysia after opposition leader’s sodomy conviction upheld
Asrat Woldeyes
Asrat Woldeyes (June 20, 1928 – May 14, 1999) was an Ethiopian surgeon, a professor of medicine at Addis Ababa University, and the founder and leader of the All-Amhara People's Organization (AAPO). He...
Antonio Díaz Sánchez
Antonio Ramon Díaz Sánchez (born July 14, 1962) is a Cuban dissident. He participated in the gathering of signatures for the Varela project and was a member of the Christian Liberation Movement.Antoni...
Tran Quoc Hien
Trần Quốc Hiền (born c. 1965) is a Vietnamese lawyer and author imprisoned by the Vietnamese government for his union activities. His detention was protested by several international human rights orga...
Orton Chirwa
Orton Chirwa (30 January 1919 – 20 October 1992) was a lawyer and political leader in colonial Nyasaland and after independence became Malawi's Minister of Justice and Attorney General. After a disput...
Mohammed al-Tajer
Mohammed Issa al-Tajer (Arabic: محمد عيسى التاجر‎) is a Bahraini human rights lawyer detained in April 2011, apparently for his role in defending Arab Spring protesters.In early 2011, follow...
Mohammed al-Tajer - Wikipedia
Harry Wu
Harry Wu (born 1937) is Chinese human rights activist. Wu spent 19 years in Chinese labor camps, and is now a resident and citizen of the United States. In 1992, he founded the Laogai Research Found...
Harry Wu - Wikipedia
Sergei Udaltsov
Sergei Stanislavovich Udaltsov (Russian: Серге́й Станиславович Удальцов; born 16 February 1977) is a Russian political activist. He is the unofficial leader of the Vanguard of Red Youth (AKM). In ...
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J. S. Tissainayagam
Jayaprakash Sittampalam Tissainayagam (known as J. S. Tissainayagam, Tamil: ஜெயப்பிரகாஷ் சிற்றம்பலம் திசைநாயகம்) is a Sri Lankan journalist. He was detained by the Terrorism Investigation Division of...
Blas Giraldo Reyes Rodríguez
Blas Giraldo Reyes Rodríguez (born August 7, 1955) is a Cuban librarian and a member of Varela project. He was imprisoned in 2003 during a crackdown on dissidents and sentenced to 25 years in prison. ...
Selim Sadak
Selim Sadak, (b. 1954, İdil, Şırnak) is a Turkish politician of Kurdish origin, currently the mayor of Siirt.
Selim Sadak graduated from the Mathematics department of Diyarbakır Eğitim Enstitüsü. ...
Shi Tao
Shi Tao (simplified Chinese: 师涛; traditional Chinese: 師濤; pinyin: Shī Tāo; born July 25, 1968) is a mainland Chinese journalist, writer and poet, who in 2005 was sentenced to imprisonment ...
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Leyla Zana
Leyla Zana (born May 3, 1961 in Silvan, Diyarbakır Province), is a Kurdish politician, who was imprisoned for 10 years for her political activism, which was deemed by the Turkish courts to be against ...
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