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`Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years`

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 02:21

A Saudi court on Sunday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty as a prisoner of conscience, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Taiwan rights activist denied entry by Hong Kong

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:25

A Taiwanese rights activist and outspoken critic of his government`s attempts to seek closer ties with Beijing criticised Chinese authorities after he was denied entry to Hong Kong Sunday.

Belarus releases human rights activist ahead of time

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:24

Belarus on Saturday unexpectedly freed leading rights activist Ales Belyatsky, whose jailing for tax evasion in November 2011 prompted an outcry in the European Union and human rights circles.

Top Bahrain activist released from prison

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 02:19

A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was released from prison Saturday after spending nearly two years behind bars.

Detained China activist dies after critical illness

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 00:39

A Chinese human rights activist died on Friday after falling critically ill in detention after police denied her medical treatment for months, her brother said.

Withdraw FIR against Setalvad, says CPI-M

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 16:57

CPI-M Monday asked the Gujarat government to withdraw the FIR registered against rights activist Teesta Setalvad, calling it "a most vindictive act".

Sri Lanka detains international media rights activist

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 21:21

Immigration authorities raided a meeting of journalists in Sri Lanka`s capital today and detained an Australian activist on charge of working without a visa, a local rights group said.

Mehta `betrayed` Gujarat over Lokayukta: Civil rights activist

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 21:56

Justice (retd) Mehta`s refusal to assume office of the Gujarat Lokayukta invited a strong reaction from an eminent jurist and civil rights activist.

Encounter in which 6 women Naxals died was fake: Activists

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 21:58

A human rights activist on Wednesday alleged that the encounter at Mendhri village, in which six suspected women Naxals were killed, was fake.

Eva Longoria honoured for work as women`s rights activist

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 14:59

Eva Longoria was presented with an award at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala in Washington D.C. on Friday night for her work as a women`s rights activist.

US activist invokes Gandhi for gun rights

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 16:02

Activist Adam Kokesh, 31, who according to media reports, "has a history of rabble-rousing and self-promotion", has vowed to respond "with satyagraha".

Rights activist detained in Bahrain

Last Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012, 08:43

A prominent human rights activist is in custody after defying an official ban on protest gatherings in the Gulf kingdom.