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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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...
Juan Ecomo Ndong
Juan Ecomo Ndong is an Equatoguinean political activist currently imprisoned on weapons possession charges. His imprisonment has drawn protest from the US State Department and Amnesty International, t...
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...
Emiliano Esono Michá
Emiliano Esono Michá is an Equatoguinean political activist currently imprisoned on weapons possession charges. His imprisonment drew protest from the US State Department and Amnesty International, th...
Sari Nusseibeh
Sari Nusseibeh (Arabic: سري نسيبة‎) (born in 1949) is a Palestinian Professor of Philosophy and President of the Al-Quds University in Jerusalem. Until December 2002 he was the representativ...
Sari Nusseibeh - 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
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. ...
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 ...
Shi Tao - Wikipedia
Li Zhi (dissident)
Li Zhi (Chinese: 李智; pinyin: Lǐ Zhì) was sentenced to eight years imprisonment in December 2003 in the People's Republic of China for trying to join the Democracy Party of China, which is a ba...
Maajid Nawaz
Maajid Nawaz (Urdu: ماجد نواز‎, born 1978) is the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn and co-founder and chairman of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank. ...
Maajid Nawaz - Wikipedia
Mie Mie
Thin Thin Aye (Burmese: သင်းသင်းအေး, [θɪ́ɴ θɪ́ɴ ʔé]; better known as Mie Mie (မီးမီး, [mí mí]); b. 1970), was a Burmese democracy activist who played a leadership role in numerous anti-government ...
Diosdado González Marrero
Diosdado González Marrero is a Cuban dissident.He was a member of the Peace, Democracy and Liberty Party. He was imprisoned during the Black Spring crackdown on dissidents in 2003, and named a prisone...