Popular Zimbabwean movements seem to understand the difficulty of mobilizing disaffected citizens outside of the channels established by the parties and labour unions that dominate politics.
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Newly released from prison, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong immediately called for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign from office.
South Sudan’s high court in Juba sentenced a prominent peace activist and economist to two years in prison after he was accused of inciting an uprising.
A former officer in Indonesia’s special forces has filed a complaint with the country’s press council and police against prominent news magazine Tempo.
A lawyer for a detained Iranian activist says he has died in a notorious prison in what one rights group described as a brutal killing by fellow inmates.
The Shali district court in Russia’s Chechnya region says it has granted an early release from prison to human rights activist Oyub Titiyev.
Cameroon has detained hundreds more supporters of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who is facing treason charges after leading protests.
Jordanian authorities have increasingly targeted political and anti-corruption activists on charges that violate the right to free expression.
At least 350 members and supporters of Cameroon’s main opposition party, including its vice president, were arrested across the country this weekend .
Last we week we wrote about Badiucao’s inability to exhibit his work internationally and the subsequent challenges faced .