An international writers association says three Iranian authors apparently sentenced to long prison terms this week in Iran remain free.
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In a statement issued on Thursday, the Iran’s Writers Association (IWA), a civil society union, has protested the sentencing of three Iranian writers.
Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, says that she could not believe that no one has yet faced serious consequences for the crime.
Belarusian authorities have carried out concerted attacks on media freedom over the years that directly affect the climate in which news media will cover.
Bangladesh authorities made a series of new arrests in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today.
Today marks the first anniversary of the arrests of several prominent women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia, a year of human rights in the Kingdom.
A promising journalist for an online feminist magazine has died at age 25 after falling from an eighth-floor apartment window.
Ex-Soviet republic Uzbekistan unblocked a dozen news and rights websites known for critical coverage of the Central Asian country.
A Vietnamese court has jailed two activists on charges of publishing damaging anti-state propaganda about the communist-run country.
A journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government and its nationalist allies was hospitalized after being attacked outside his home.