Iran’s Secret committee sent a list of 141 to the economy ministry, including celebrities, raising more worries over freedoms.
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Disgraceful sentencing of prominent Chinese human rights defenders Zhiyong and Jiaxi is a blatant violation of their rights to freedom of expression.
India’s global recognition is at risk as its growing disregard for basic freedoms draws criticism despite its contributions to global issues.
Leaders in the Philippines, Cambodia, India, and Indonesia have attacked democracy, while Myanmar’s army violently seized power.
A Thai man has been jailed for selling satirical calendars allegedly defaming the monarchy, prompting worries over freedom of speech.
Although political unrest in Iran has subsided, millions of Iranians’ are still facing hardship and the situation appears to be getting worse.
In a country where the Persian language prioritizes the female in its sentences women are finally demanding their rights be prioritized.
With the arrest of Japanese photographer Michiko Kiseki Hong Kong’s media repression has been expanded to foreign journalists.
The sheer perseverance and linguistic ingenuity of activists and dissidents are impressive, but the Chinese state’s state of online freedom is less so.
Before…citizens started heading back to their…villages for Lunar New Year, tensions were brewing across nation over…bans on fireworks.