Top Saudi Shiite cleric sentenced to death for `sedition`: Family

A Saudi court on Wednesday sentenced prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr to death after the one-time anti-government protest leader was convicted of "sedition", his brother and lawyer said.

Student activist found guilty of sedition in Malaysia

 A Malaysian court on Friday sentenced a student activist to 10 months in jail for sedition, with the government increasingly using tough colonial-era legislation to stifle dissent despite promises to repeal the law.

Malaysia teen`s Facebook `like` prompts sedition probe

A Malaysian teenager is being investigated by police for sedition after "liking" a pro-Israel Facebook posting, sparking outrage over perceived growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority country.

Petition filed in court accusing Vaidik of sedition

A complaint was filed in a local court against Ved Pratap Vaidik accusing him of sedition over his meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his controversial remarks on Jammu and Kashmir.

Saudi court sentences Shi`ite to death for sedition

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced to death a Shi`ite Muslim convicted of sedition, rioting, protesting and robbery in the district of Qatif, home to many of the Sunni kingdom`s minority sect who say they face entrenched discrimination.

UP govt withdraws sedition charges slapped against Kashmiri students

Sedition charges slapped on Kashmiri students in Meerut by Uttar Pradesh Government for allegedly cheering the Pakistani cricket team`s win against India, were dropped evening after voices for the withdrawal of charges grew.

Sedition charges against Kashmiri students uncalled for: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah said that slapping of sedition charges against Kashmiri students in Meerut by Uttar Pradesh Government for cheering Pakistan team during a cricket match that India lost was "unacceptably harsh punishment".

Students should have behaved like sportsmen not politicians: NC leader

Reacting to the FIR lodged against Kashmiri students in Meerut, National Conference (NC) Party leader Mustafa Kamal on Thursday said that what the students had done was wrong as they should have behaved like sportsmen instead of behaving like politicians.

Praise for Pakistan costs Meerut varsity students dear, booked for sedition

The students of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU), who were suspended following their alleged anti-national act while celebrating Pakistan`s win over India in a Asia Cup cricket match, now face arrest.

Not only me but thousands booked under Sedition law: Binayak Sen

Activist Binayak Sen, who is out on bail in a sedition case, on Friday indicated that the draconian law is being misused and thousands of people have already become victims of the legislation.

Case filed against JD(U) ministers, DSP for sedition

A case was filed in a local court against JD(U) ministers Bhim Singh and Narendra Singh for alleged sedition for their controversial remarks.

Malaysia charges five more with sedition after polls

Prosecutors filed sedition charges against another five opposition politicians and activists who urged Malaysians to protest what they insist was a fraud-tainted victory by the long-ruling coalition in recent national elections.

Editor of pro-opposition daily arrested in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested the editor of the Bengali daily `Amar Desh`, a pro-opposition newspaper, on charges of sedition and inciting religious tension.

Maharashtra govt orders probe into cartoonist Aseem Trivedi’s arrest

Chastened by the outrage caused by arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi for "sedition", the Maharashtra government has now ordered an inquiry into how he came to be booked for the serious offense.

Family erupts in joy after cartoonist`s release

Family of Aseem Trivedi erupted in joy after the cartoonist, arrested on sedition charges, walked out of a Mumbai jail after being granted bail.

PUCL to submit memo for repealing sedition provisions: Sen

Stating that governments use
sedition provisions to target people opposing it, rights`
activist Binayak Sen on Saturday said PUCL will submit a memorandum to Parliament with
10 lakh signatures, demanding abolition of the law.

Binayak Sen walks free from prison

Additional Sessions Judge BP Verma directed Sen to surrender his passport as a bail condition.

Going to "see" how courts handle Binayak Sen case: UN official

In comments that could stoke a
controversy, a top UN envoy on human rights said the
world body would "see" how Indian courts deal with the case
relating to Binayak Sen sentenced to life imprisonment.

Azam booked under sedition charges

An FIR was registered
against SP leader Mohammad Azam Khan on the charge of sedition
for his controversial comments on Kashmir following a court
order.

Court to decide if FIR can be lodged against Roy, Geelani

A Delhi court is likely to decide on Saturday whether criminal proceedings can be initiated against hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer- activist Arundhati Roy on charge of sedition.