The Russian Government is abusing legal system at an alarming rate, but the country’s activists continue to organize in secret.
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A Turkish court Saturday ordered well-known journalist Sedef Kabas to be jailed pending trial on a charge of insulting President Erdogan.
Scores of people facing stiff sentences in trials this month for their roles in the demonstrations of July 11 and 12, 2021 in Cuba.
Leung, who was jailed in 2018, first used a slogan that was popular during the 2019 protests and has since been declared illegal.
Sportspeople who oppose Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko are forced into exile. But what has happened since they left Belarus?
After two independent media outlets shut down in Hong Kong in recent weeks, journalists speak of witnessing the end of an era.
Novelist and winner of the prestigious 2021 PEN Pinter Prize Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is the latest torture victim of the Ugandan regime.
Iranian poet Baktash Abtin died after being arbitrarily detained. He is the latest victim of Iran’s repression of the freedom of expression
The mothers say their children were detained and interrogated without the presence of adults, while prosecutors want 23 year sentences.
Two members of the popular poppunk activist group Pussy Riot have been listed as “foreign agents” by the Russian government.