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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Lim Hock Siew
Lim Hock Siew (21 February 1931 – 4 June 2012) was a Singaporean politician, political prisoner and medical doctor.
Lim was born in Singapore, the second of ten children of a poor fishmonger. He s...
Bertrand Teyou
Bertrand Zepherin Teyou (born 1969) is a Cameroonian author who was imprisoned from November 2010 to May 2011 on charges of insulting Chantal Biya, the wife of President Paul Biya in a recent book and...
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...
Nelson Moliné Espino
Nelson Moliné Espino is a Cuban dissident who was declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.He was president of the unofficial Confederación de Trabajadores Democráticos de Cuba (Engl...
Ricardo Enrique Silva
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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...
Jean-Claude Roger Mbede
Jean-Claude Roger Mbede was a Cameroonian man who was sentenced to three years' imprisonment on charges of homosexuality and attempted homosexuality. His sentence was protested by international human ...
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
Hamid Pourmand
Hamid Pourmand (born 1958) is a former army colonel in the Iranian army and a lay leader of the Jama'at-e Rabbani, the Iranian branch of the Assemblies of God church in Bandar-i-Bushehr, a southern p...
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
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 ...
Jean-Marie Seroney
Jean-Marie Seroney (25 July 1927 – 6 December 1982) was a Kenyan human rights advocate, a legislator, and an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience. He served as the Member of the Legislative Co...