Eggs thrown at Russian activists protesting Chechnya torchings

 Russian rights activists were targeted with eggs on Thursday as they held a news conference in Moscow to condemn the torching of the homes of relatives of suspected Islamist insurgents in Chechnya.

Sisi election win never doubted, but Egypt democracy questioned

The election as Egypt`s president of ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was never in doubt, with only a token challenger and the banned Muslim Brotherhood and liberal youth groups boycotting the vote.

Pakistan government faces fight over tough anti-terror law

Pakistani government is facing a battle to enact a tough anti-terror law that rights activists and opposition parties have attacked as repressive.

New Saudi anti-terrorism law worries activists

Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah has ratified a new counter-terrorism law that rights activists say criminalises speech critical of the government or society.

Women`s activists demand removal of NCW chairperson

Rights activists demanded removal of Mamata Sharma from the post of chairperson of National Commission for Women.

Pro-govt crowd harass Cuban rights activists

Cuba also freed dissident Diosdado Gonzalez, 48, an electrician by trade.

Rights activists for redrafting of Nuclear Damage Bill

Human rights activists today demanded
complete redrafting of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage
Bill 2010, which will is expected to come up for debate in the
Monsoon session of Parliament.

There is no Naxalism in Gujarat, say rights activists

Civil society members here on Tuesday
denounced the arrest of a man for suspected Naxal links and
alleged illegal detention of a social worker, saying Naxalism
in Gujarat was "a ghost" created by the BJP government.

Naxals row: SC seeks explanation from rights activists

Supreme Court sought an
explanation from certain rights activist’s on the Centre`s
allegation that false petitions were being filed in the court
by "non-existent" persons to discredit the government fighting
the Naxalites.

End offensive against Maoists, urge rights activists

Rights activists have called for an end to offensive against Maoist guerrillas, accusing govt of emulating US` "Afghanistan strategy of occupation."

Rights activists raps minister for entering tiger enclosure

Maharashtra Agriculture Minister
Balasaheb Thorat has come under fire from animal rights
activists after he entered a tiger enclosure at a Nagpur zoo.