An international writers association says three Iranian authors apparently sentenced to long prison terms this week in Iran remain free.
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has pardoned hundreds of prisoners and a prominent journalist who had criticized the country’s establishment.
20 years ago, Srdja Popovic was part of a revolution — literally. He was a founding member of the Otpor! movement that ousted Serbia Slobodan Milsovic from power in 1999.
Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong was sent back to jail Thursday over his role in leading the 2014 pro-democracy street protests.
Today marks the first anniversary of the arrests of several prominent women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia, a year of human rights in the Kingdom.
Iranian authorities are holding at least eight activists and journalists arrested during a Labor Day protest on May 1, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today.
Gulgeldy Annaniyazov’s long spell in prison was supposed to end this year, but without concerted international action his ordeal will drag on.
A Vietnamese court has jailed two activists on charges of publishing damaging anti-state propaganda about the communist-run country.
Three Thai activists in exile and accused of insulting the country’s powerful monarchy have gone missing, rights groups and a family member says.
A journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government and its nationalist allies was hospitalized after being attacked outside his home.