May 6, 2014

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May 8, 2014

Five activists arrested for taking part in a peaceful protest have been sentenced to between 15-30 days in jail for an administrative offense. One activist was reportedly tortured in custody.

May 7, 2014

On 6 May, the Taganskii District Court in Moscow quashed an appeal against the authorities’ decision to block the Russian news website Grani.ru.

May 7, 2014

Five activists were detained in China on 6 May as part of a wider crackdown ahead of the anniversary of the crackdown of the 1989 pro-democracy movement.

May 2, 2014

On 7 April, video journalists Zaw Pe and Win Myint Hlaing were each sentenced to 1 year in prison because of their attempted investigation and criticism of education authorities in Magwe.