China hits activists with common-crime charges

In prosecuting the country`s political and social activists, an image-conscious Beijing is shifting its tactics.

End `leadership of thieves` in China, urges dissident Chen

The 41-year old lawyer caused a diplomatic crisis last April when he fled house arrest in rural China.

Nephew’s conviction is China’s retribution for escape: Chen

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has said that the conviction of his nephew in China was retribution to his escape.

China jails dissident 10 years for subversive essays

Chen Xi, 57, was convicted over 36 essays critical of the ruling Communist Party that he published on overseas Chinese websites, said Zhang.

China to try another dissident for ‘submersive’ essays

China will try a veteran dissident, Chen Xi, on charges of "inciting rebellion" for his online pro-democracy essays.

China dissident writer free after 5 years in jail

Yang Maodong said his jailers only questioned him about his pro-democracy activities, not business matters.

US urges Vietnam to free top dissident

The United States on Wednesday urged
Vietnam to immediately release prominent dissident Cu Huy Ha
Vu after a court upheld his seven-year jail sentence for
speaking out against the state.

Tiananmen dissident in fight for baby girls

According to 2005 data, China had 119 boys for every 100 girls.

Cuban dissident buried amid controversy

Juan Wilfredo Soto was beaten and detained by police during Thursday protest.

Maoist dissidents threaten Nepal shutdown

A group of Maoist dissidents, who broke away from the parent party accusing it of having betrayed the cause of the revolution, has announced a general strike across Nepal May 24.

Cuba frees dissident who got US medal

Oscar Elias Biscet was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.

Police again arrest Cuban dissident Farinas

The high-profile dissident was detained with 10 other political activists.

China releases long-serving dissident from jail: Group

China has released from jail the ethnic Mongolian rights activist Hada.

Cuban dissident Farinas wins Sakharov rights prize: Sources

The European parliament awarded its prestigious Sakharov human rights prize to Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, parliamentary sources said.

Dissident Nobel shows West`s fear: China state press

Chinese government has called Friday`s award to Liu Xiaobo an "obscenity”.

Chinese media flays Nobel for jailed dissident, shifts wife

The Chinese media slammed the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed human rights dissident Liu Xiaobo as an attempt to disintegrate the
country.

Jailed Liu Xiaobo wins 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

Liu Xiaobo wins 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for human rights in China.

Dissident MLAs in Karnataka may be served notice: BJP

BJP on Thursday said its dissident MLAs
in Karnataka, who had raised a banner of revolt against Chief
Minister B S Yeddyurappa, may be served a notice under
anti-defection law if they did not fall in line.

Group urges Nobel award for Chinese dissident

A group of scholars, writers and lawyers in China is urging that this year`s Nobel Peace Prize be awarded to a Chinese dissident jailed for drafting a major
call for political reform.

Egypt: Dissident signs pro-Gamal Mubarak petition

Saad Eddin Ibrahim says he was only backing Gamal`s right to run in polls.