Activist Fahmi Reza is in trouble for a playlist on Malaysia’s Queen asking critics if they were jealous she jumped the COVID vaccine queue.
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.
Police in the Algerian city of Tamanrasset arrested journalist Rabah Karèche April 18 after he replied to a summons for questioning.
Two students of Thailand’s Thammasat University have been on hunger strike over pre-trial detention on lese majeste charges.
Health of Saudi rights defender Mohammed al-Qahtani, incarcerated after testing positive for Covid-19 is a source of concern.
Several celebrities and public figures wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin, asking with him to allow treatment for critic Alexei Navalny.
Journalist Ahmet Altan was released from custody on April 14 after the European Court of Human Rights ruled in his favor (ECtHR).
If you believe the Chinese regime, Benny Tai is the mastermind and main suspect who has conspired to undermine Chinese state control.
Russian students have risen to prominence, becoming political subjects in their own minds as well as in the minds of the public.
Algeria’s pro-democracy hirak is at the crossroads with concerns it has been infiltrated by a group linked to an outlawed Islamist party.
Joshua Wong, a Hong Kong pro-democracy protester, was sentenced to four months in prison today for “unauthorized assembly”.