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US calls for release of four Chinese human rights activists

Attorneys Zhou Shifeng and Gou Hongguo and activists Hu Shigen and Zhai Yanmin were given sentences ranging from three to 7-1/2 years in prison by a court in China`s northeastern city of Tianjin.

China asks US not to interfere in its internal affairs

China Saturday lashed out at the US for describing jail sentences given to four human rights activists as "politically motivated", saying American accusations are groundless and constituted interference in its internal affairs.

App that helps activists, scribes in high-risk areas

 Human rights activists and journalists who are more at risk than ever nowadays have got a lifesaver in a new app that gives them latest tools and advice on how to operate securely in high-risk places.

Rights groups slam decision to give Beijing 2022 Winter Games

Rights groups slam decision to give Beijing 2022 Winter Games

Human rights activists on Friday criticized the decision to award Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics, saying the International Olympic Committee had sent the wrong message at a time of growing government pressure on activists and civil society.

Activists aim to derail Beijing's bid for Winter Olympics

Activists aim to derail Beijing's bid for Winter Olympics

Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to derail Beijing`s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, hoping their protests and petitions can thwart what appears to be almost certain victory for the Chinese capital.

EU, US denounce China`s arrests of activists

The United States and European Union (EU) accused China on Tuesday of using arrests and harassment to silence human rights activists, also voicing consternation at the death in custody of a prominent dissident.

Pussy Riot to appear at star-studded Amnesty concert in New York

The Russian punk band Pussy Riot will join Madonna, R&B singer Lauryn Hill and alternative rock group Imagine Dragons at an all-star concert for Amnesty international on Wednesday night, on the eve the Winter Olympics opening in Sochi, Russia.

Rodman apologises for comments in North Korea, says had been drinking

Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman has apologised for comments he made about an imprisoned U.S. missionary in North Korea, a leading channel said on Thursday, quoting a statement.

Saudi women, children arrested over protest against ‘detention of relatives’

Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested dozens of women and at least five children after demonstrations in Riyadh and Buraida, human rights activists have said.

Human rights not `exclusive` to Maoists: BJP

Condemning Maoists for planting a bomb inside the body of a dead trooper in Jharkhand, the BJP called on human rights activists to condemn the act.

J&K: Omar slams human rights activists

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Momday lashed out at human rights activists and local media for not reacting to the killing of a youth in Sopore town of Baramulla district.

Centre urged to release Binayak Sen

A joint meeting of human rights activists and delegates of civil liberties organisations on Sunday sought the Centre`s intervention for release of rights
campaigner Binayak Sen who has been sentenced to life for sedition.

Gmail of human rights activists breached: US lawmakers told

A top Google official on Thursday told the US lawmakers that the Gmail accounts of dozens of activists who advocate human rights in China have been accessed by the third party, originating from China.