Belarusian journalist Katsiaryna Barysevich has been jailed to six months and a fine over her coverage of protests in the country
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Protesters in oil-rich Kazakhstan are decrying political repression. 50 were arrested in Almaty, the largest city in the country.
As China continues crackdown in Hong Kong, it charged 47 prominent dissidents with bogus “conspiracy to commit subversion” charges.
Alexei Navalny should be included in the hall of fame of Russia’s greatest dissidents such as Solzhenitsyn, Sakharov, and Sharansky.
Protests erupted in Bangladesh over the death of Mushtaq Ahmed, a crocodile farmer and satirical writer, detained in May 2020.
Three Iraqi journalists were jailed as reprisal for their social media coverage of the wave of protests in the Kurdistan Region.
Chinese Human Rights Defenders has called on the Chinese government to immediately end its detention of human rights defender Li Qiaochu.
A new report reveals that a hacking group close to the Vietnamese government is involved in hacking attacks against activists and NGOs.
Egyptian cartoonist and animator Ashraf Hamdi was arrested January 25 for republishing a January 2011 tribute and is still missing.
Although Loujain al-Hathloul has been released several other women’s rights defenders remain arbitrarily detained by the Saudi government.