Azerbaijan detains prominent rights activist

Prominent Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus was detained on Wednesday and could face charges, a family spokesman said.

`Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years`

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.

Taiwan rights activist denied entry by Hong Kong

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.

Withdraw FIR against Setalvad, says CPI-M

CPI-M Monday asked the Gujarat government to withdraw the FIR registered against rights activist Teesta Setalvad, calling it "a most vindictive act".

Rights activist detained in Bahrain

A prominent human rights activist is in custody after defying an official ban on protest gatherings in the Gulf kingdom.

Security establishment plans to kill her: Asma

Asma Jahangir said she has received information that Pak`s powerful security establishment is planning to carry out a "murderous attack" on her.

Belarus jails rights activist for tax evasion

A Belarussian court jailed leading human rights activist Ales Belyatsky for 4 1/2 years on tax evasion charges.

Pro-separatist rights activist not allowed to enter Valley

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.

Bahrain police detain, beat rights activist

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja was detained on Saturday in a pre-dawn raid.

Activists join chorus for Sen`s release

Intellectuals and activists stepped up protests against the imprisonment of rights activist Binayak Sen.

Iran jails rights activist for `warring against God`

In Iran, "warring against God" is an offence that can carry death penalty.

Iran frees rights activist on bail: Report

Shiva Nazar Ahari was arrested in December 2009 when travelling to Qom.