Rwandan President Paul Kagame has pardoned jailed opposition leader Victoire Ingabire. A cabinet statement issued Friday evening announced the pardon.
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Pyotr Verzilov seriously ill and in hospital, members of the Pussy Riot protest band with whom he collaborated said, suggesting he may have been poisoned.
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has confronted Uganda’s ambassador to the United States about Wine’s recent arrest and alleged torture.
Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said 2 jailed Reuters journalists can appeal sentence and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression.
US Senators urge Pompeo to use all tools at his disposal and press for the immediate, unconditional release of Reuters journalists jailedin Myanmar.
The purpose of Ugandan democracy activist and parliamentarian Boby Wine’s meeting with Representative Sherman was to petition Trump to stop funding the repressive Ugandan Military.
Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) leader Kem Sokha was released on bail Monday. The opposition figure was jailed on treason charges a year ago.
Human right office warns human rights defenders. Activists in Malawi under threat as pre-electoral politicking heats up before next year’s general election.
World figures have reacted to seven-year sentence given two Reuters journalists found guilty by Myanmar Judge for breaking law on State secrets.
Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar have been convicted of violating the country’s secrecy laws and sentenced to seven years in prison.