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...
Wilmar Villar Mendoza
Wilmar Villar Mendoza (also written as Wilman) was a Cuban dissident. He was born around 1980. He married Maritza Pelegrino Cabrales and had two children. He lived in the Contramaestre area of Santiag...
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...
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...
Prisoner of conscience
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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
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Kouhyar Goudarzi
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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. ...
Binayak Sen
Binayak Sen (Hindi: बिनायक सेन, Bengali: বিনায়ক সেন) is an Indian paediatrician, public health specialist and activist. He is the national Vice-President of the People's Union for Civil Liber...
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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...
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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...
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Guo Xiaojun
Guo Xiaojun(郭小军)is a Chinese university lecturer and practitioner of Falun Gong who has twice been imprisoned by the government of the People's Republic of China on charges of "using a heretical organ...
Khun Htun Oo
Khun Htun Oo (Burmese: ခွန်ထွန်းဦး, [kʰʊ̀ɴ tʰʊ́ɴ ʔú]; born 11 September 1943; often written U Khun Htun Oo following Burmese honorifics) is a politician from Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) who was im...
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 ...
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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 ...