Prominent Iranian human rights activist is detained

One of Iran's most prominent human rights activists, Narges Mohammadi, has been arrested by state security forces and detained in Tehran's Evin Prison, her husband said on Wednesday.

Female Pakistani rights activist shot dead in Karachi

A female Pakistani rights activist was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Karachi Friday as she made her way home after hosting a seminar about human rights abuses in Baluchistan province, police said.

Court to hear case against Irom Sharmila on June 5

A Delhi court on Monday fixed June 5 for hearing a case in which rights activist Irom Sharmila is facing trial for allegedly trying to commit suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006.

Top Bahrain activist released from prison

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

Encounter in which 6 women Naxals died was fake: Activists

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

Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia released

Hu Jia was jailed in April 2008 after angering the ruling Communist Party.

Russian human rights activist detained in Minsk

Belarusian Law enforcement officers have detained a Russian human rights activist, Ivan Kondratenko, in Minsk.

Human rights activist accused Ch`garh police of beating him

A lawyer associated with a human
rights organisation here has alleged Bijapur police of beating
and holding him up for whole night.