Prominent Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus was detained on Wednesday and could face charges, a family spokesman said.
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.
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.
CPI-M Monday asked the Gujarat government to withdraw the FIR registered against rights activist Teesta Setalvad, calling it "a most vindictive act".
A prominent human rights activist is in custody after defying an official ban on protest gatherings in the Gulf kingdom.
Asma Jahangir said she has received information that Pak`s powerful security establishment is planning to carry out a "murderous attack" on her.
A Belarussian court jailed leading human rights activist Ales Belyatsky for 4 1/2 years on tax evasion charges.
New Delhi-based writer and
rights activist Gautam Navlakha, known for his pro-separatist
views, was not allowed by police to enter the Kashmir
Valley, officials said.
Abdulhadi al-Khawaja was detained on Saturday in a pre-dawn raid.
Intellectuals and activists stepped up protests against the imprisonment of rights activist Binayak Sen.
In Iran, "warring against God" is an offence that can carry death penalty.
Shiva Nazar Ahari was arrested in December 2009 when travelling to Qom.
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