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Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:19

An Iranian court handed jail sentences of eight to 21 years to eight Facebook page administrators, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

`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.

Walkout by LDF members over law and order situation

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:29

LDF opposition led by CPI-M members in Kerala on Tuesday staged a walkout in the Assembly over refusal to admit an adjournment motion regarding the murder of a DYFI activist allegedly by BJP workers at Pannathadi panchayat in Kasargod district.

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.

Slaying of Libya activist draws UN, Western condemnation

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 16:19

The slaying of a Libyan women`s rights activist in her home just hours after she voted in a general election drew Western and UN condemnation on Thursday.

Thai junta releases activist detained for almost a month

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 18:58

The military junta governing Thailand has said it has released an opposition activist who had been in detention since May 28 this year, media reported Wednesday.

China indicts activist who backed press freedom

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:23

A prominent Chinese activist who has pushed for human rights and democracy has been charged with gathering crowds to disrupt public order, more than 10 months after he was taken into police custody, his lawyer said today.

Thailand`s junta releases `Red Shirt` activist

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:39

Thailand`s military junta today released an opposition activist who had appeared on an army television channel saying her detention was "too good for words to say" after demands from several human rights group for her freedom.

Malaysian police detain Australian activist

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:23

Malaysian police were holding an Australian activist in custody after she was arrested together with 15 others protesting against a rare earth plant accused of producing radioactive waste.

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.

Indian wins `Trafficking in Person Hero` award in US

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 19:58

An Indian activist was today presented with the `Trafficking in Person Hero` award by the US for his work in the fight against human trafficking.

Rationale behind passing judgement can`t be revealed under RTI: SC

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 16:35

The rationale behind passing judgements or orders by courts cannot be disclosed to litigants under the Right to Information Act, Supreme Court has said.