Mohamed Nasheed, 48, is an activist, journalist, and politician who served as the first democratically elected president of the Maldives. After being ousted in a coup in 2012, Mr. Nasheed continued his pro-democracy activism and was sentenced to 13 years in prison on politically-motivated terrorism charges.
Eskinder Nega, 46, is a prominent Ethiopian journalist who was convicted and sentenced to 18 years in prison on treason and terrorism charges. Prior his current detention, Mr. Nega was a widely published independent journalist and a well-known critic of […]
Prominent human rights organizations call on President Obama to raise the issue of imprisoned activists when he visits Vietnam next month.
The Sport for Rights Campaign sent three letters to Pharrell Williams, Enrique Iglesias and Chris Brown ahead of their peformance at the Formula One European Grand Prix in Baku
Gao will turn 52 years old today, six of those past years spent under some form of detention or another, hundreds of those past days spent beaten and tortured, all of that time away from his wife and two children. The international community must keep up pressure for not only Gao’s release, but the release of the dozens of lawyers still imprisoned.
Democracy activist Father Ly was sentenced to 8 years in prison on March 30, 2007. He still has not been released.
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