In a country where the Persian language prioritizes the female in its sentences women are finally demanding their rights be prioritized.
Political Dissidents articles on Democracy Chronicles
In this political dissidents section, DC highlights people who actively challenge established dictatorships, putting their lives on the line for democracy. Also see our entire section on the Political Dissidents who fight dictators around the world or our main section on World Democracy.
Baluchs In Eastern Iranian Province Defy Protest Crackdown
Protesters marched across the streets in Sistan and Baluchestan January 13, as Iran’s Shia clerical rulers have intensified repression.
China Suspends Social Media Accounts Of Covid Policy Critics
China has closed the social media accounts of over 1000 critics of its COVID-19 policies as it brings back tough anti-virus restrictions.
Iranian Athletes Killed, Tortured For Supporting Protests
The persecution of athletes for peacefully supporting anti-state protests should be publicly condemned by sports federations worldwide.
Lawyer Who Defended Opposition Activists Flees Russia
Russian lawyer Leonid Krikun, who defended opposition and civil right activists in high-profile cases, has fled Russia, fearing for his safety.
Myanmar’s Ousted Leader Gets 33 Years in Prison
After being found guilty of corruption Friday, Suu Kyi was given a seven-year prison term in addition to her previous sentence of 26 years.
Iran Urged To Free Baha’i Poet Wrongfully Imprisoned
The award-winning author was accused of placing Iranian national security at risk, although there is no evidence to back up this claim.
Iran And China Use Private Detectives To Spy On Dissidents In America
The U.S. investigators are hired under false pretenses by authoritarian governments to do their “dirty work,” the F.B.I. says.
Families Of Iran’s Detained Protesters Under Pressure
The ongoing nationwide anti-government demonstrations pose one of the biggest challenges to Iran’s clerical regime since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
China Creating Overseas ‘Police Stations’ To Target Dissidents
China has established dozens of “overseas police stations” in nations around the world that activists fear could be used to track and harass dissidents.