Berkovich and Petriychuk where charged with justifying terrorism over a play about Russian women marrying Islamists in Syria.
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The arrest of opposition blogger Raman Pratasevich shocked the world when Belarus forced his Ryanair flight to Lithuania to land in Minsk.
Iran’s Secret committee sent a list of 141 to the economy ministry, including celebrities, raising more worries over freedoms.
Kenya’s anti-government protests have been characterized by both peaceful demonstrations and violent clashes with police.
Abdessalem Bouchouareb has been convicted in Algeria as part of an ongoing media crackdown, raising worries over press freedom.
Russian performance collective Pussy Riot will receive this year’s Woody Guthrie prize honoring art for social change, award organizers said Thursday.
Egyptian authorities are refusing to provide identity documents, including passports, birth certificates, and national IDs to critics living abroad.
Over 200 Nicaraguans, including presidential candidates Maradiaga and Chamorro, were released from prison and flown to the US.
In a country where the Persian language prioritizes the female in its sentences women are finally demanding their rights be prioritized.
Protesters marched across the streets in Sistan and Baluchestan January 13, as Iran’s Shia clerical rulers have intensified repression.