What was formerly considered a bold move, such as assassinating a dissident in another country, has become ordinary for autocrats.
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Opponents of Iran’s despotic regime have put an artistic gloss on their dissent by using a car previously owned by a Romanian dictator.
Exiled activists are facing increasingly harsh retaliation from the countries they fled as authoritarianism spreads around the world.
Two dissident artists went on trial in Cuba on Monday, facing years in prison after being arrested last year.
Freedom House has begun a new campaign to free political prisoners around the world, with a special focus on human rights activists.
Since the DRC government established martial law in the conflict-ridden east ten months ago, the military has crushed dissidents.
Russian prosecutors asked a court to sentence Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to 13 years on charges of fraud and contempt of court.
Living standards in Cuba have steadily fallen over the last few decades. If better institutions are put in place, problems could be averted.
Whistleblowers in Africa countries face dismissal, violence and murder. Extensive legislation seldom offers real protection for them.
Tsewang Norbu, 25, famous Tibetan singer died of self-immolation on 25 February this year protesting Chinese government repression.