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Zimbabwe Convicts Six of Plotting to Incite Violence

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Zimbabwean court has convicted six activists of plotting to incite violence with the goal of ousting President Robert Mugabe in an Egypt-style uprising. The defendants were arrested in February of last year during a gathering to watch video of protests in Egypt and discuss events unfolding there. The meeting was led by Munyaradzi Gwisai, […]

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Bahrain Expels 2 US Activists

Posted February 11th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bahrain on Saturday expelled two American human rights activists, accusing them of violating tourist visa rules by joining anti-government demonstrations in the Persian Gulf kingdom. The authorities said the women, identified as Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath, were ordered out of the country after being arrested during a protest in the capital Manama, […]

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Bahrain Expels 2 Foreign Activists

Posted February 11th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bahrain on Saturday expelled two foreign human rights activists, accusing them of violating tourist visa rules by joining anti-government demonstrations in the Persian Gulf kingdom. The authorities said the two women were ordered out of the country after being arrested during a protest in the capital Manama, ahead of Tuesday’s one-year anniversary of […]

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HRW: Families Plea for Release of UAE Activists

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says the families of five political activists on trial in the United Arab Emirates have made a joint plea for their release. The men were detained six months ago for publicly insulting the country’s leaders. The New York-based rights organization says the families have sent a letter to the president and vice […]

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Appeal Opens for Vietnamese Pastor, Land Rights Activists

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court was scheduled to hear an appeal Thursday from pastor Duong Kim Khai and several other land rights activists who were convicted of subversion at a closed one-day trial in May. An eight-year sentence was handed on May 30 to activist Tran Thi Thuy, who was identified as a member of the banned […]

Greece Intercepts Pro-Palestinian Activist Boat

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Greek coast guard has intercepted the only boat of a planned flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists that had eluded detection. Greek officials stopped the Dignite / al Karama on Thursday as it was refueling near the island of Crete and towed it to a nearby port. The small French boat was carrying about 10 activists. […]

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Greece Intercepts Pro-Palestinian Activist Boat

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Greek coast guard has intercepted the only boat of a planned flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists that had eluded detection. Greek officials stopped the Dignite / al Karama on Thursday as it was refueling near the island of Crete and towed it to a nearby port. The small French boat was carrying about 10 activists. […]

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