February 21, 2014

Free Yevgeniy Vitishko!

The prominent environmental activist has been sent to a penal colony to serve out a three year sentence for allegedly damaging a fence during a protest.

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April 8, 2014

Detained journalist and prisoner of conscience Lu Maw Naing is in ill-health in a Myanmar prison. He and four others are on trial in connection with their journalistic activities.

April 4, 2014

Nine men face extradition to the DRC where they could be tortured or sentenced to death. They were arrested in Angola on suspicion of attempting to destabilize the government of the DRC.

April 3, 2014

POC Liu Hua, an anti-corruption activist who exposed abuses in China’s Re-Education Through Labor (RTL) system, has been criminally detained on charges of “picking quarrels and making troubles."...

April 3, 2014

A draft law, which will make repeated violation of the already restrictive rules governing public assemblies a criminal offense, has been tabled in the Russian parliament.