Human rights activist

Leading Chinese human rights activist Hu Shigen sentenced to over 7 years in jail

Leading Chinese human rights activist Hu Shigen sentenced to over 7 years in jail

A prominent Chinese human rights activist was today sentenced to over seven years in prison for subverting state powers, a day after another activist was given a three-year suspended sentence for the same offence.

Aug 03, 2016, 14:03 PM IST
Human rights activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested, to be charged with attempt to suicide by fasting

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested, to be charged with attempt to suicide by fasting

Manipur’s human rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was on Wednesday re-arrested after her health condition declined further.

Mar 02, 2016, 11:49 AM IST

Taslima Nasreen relocated to US amid death threats from Islamists

Countering immediate threats to outspoken writer and human rights activist Taslima Nasrin, a New York-based non-profit educational, advocacy and research organisation has relocated her to the United States.

Jun 02, 2015, 14:41 PM IST

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.

May 06, 2015, 23:29 PM IST

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.

Apr 25, 2015, 03:28 AM IST

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.

Mar 02, 2015, 17:27 PM IST

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.

May 25, 2014, 02:19 AM IST

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.

Jul 17, 2013, 21:58 PM IST

Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia released

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

Jun 26, 2011, 20:27 PM IST

Russian human rights activist detained in Minsk

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

Apr 29, 2011, 12:07 PM IST

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.

Dec 13, 2009, 22:10 PM IST