Vadym Komarov, a journalist, was attacked with a hammer in broad daylight in the center of the city. Komarov fell into a coma, dying 40 days later.
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Mauritania’s president should ensure the release of Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, who remains in detention since a court ordered his release in November 2017.
A former Hong Kong bookseller is holding up his eight-month extrajudicial detention in China as an example of what could happen to others.
Protests took place in Kazakhstan on election day and continued for several days over what government critics saw as an orchestrated handover of power.
Freedom House has issued a statement regarding the assault of journalist in Moldova who were trying to cover political situation in the country.
Hundreds of journalists wearing white T-shirts participated in a silent march Sunday to demand justice for their murdered colleague.
Freeing Ivan Golunov, who was arrested on trumped up drug charges, has buoyed liberal opponents of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.
A Saudi teenager who had been facing a possible death penalty for taking part in Shiite-led protests as a child will not be executed.
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.
Newly released from prison, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong immediately called for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign from office.