The family of Raif Badawi, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent political prisoners, has said the blogger is free after a decade in prison.
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Tiktok despite being swamped in misinformation at times, the app also serves as a platform for countering Kremlin propaganda.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Hong Kong. The spread of the virus poses a serious threat to detained pro-democracy campaigners.
Reliable local sources confirmed that on March 2, 2022, Oman’s security authorities detained internet activist Ahmed Muslim Al-Kathiri.
On February 10 and 11, 2022, three Egyptian activists went on hunger strike to protest their lengthy pretrial incarceration.
Authorities have detained Ronaghi Maleki, an Iranian blogger. His detention came as a result of tweets he sent criticizing the government.
Russia pro-democracy activist Alexei Navalny is facing another set of charges that could add 15 more years to his prison sentence.
State authorities in Iran have been imprisoning peaceful labor rights advocates as part of a growing campaign of political repression.
Vietnam’s human rights situation is deteriorating. New measures are aimed at activists and are intended to stifle human rights activism.
Those identified from protests in 2019 face continuing fears of retribution under the now-authoritarian regime in Hong Kong.