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Vietnam Puts 14 Dissidents on Trial for Subversion

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese authorities have put 14 dissidents on trial on charges of attempting to overthrow the nation’s Communist government. The defendants are accused of involvement with banned opposition group Viet Tan, which is based in the United States and labeled by Hanoi as a terrorist organization. Defense lawyer Tran Thu Nam said the trial opened on […]

Bush: US Must Support Democratic Revolutions

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George W. Bush has praised those who challenge authoritarian rule in the Middle East and elsewhere and cautioned that the U.S. cannot fear the uncertainty that follows the fall of such a regime. Mr. Bush spoke Tuesday in Washington, where he launched a project to collect videos of interviews with political dissidents […]

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US: Cuba Shows ‘Disdain’ For Human Rights By Detaining Dissidents

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The White House says the detention of protestors in Cuba ahead of a papal visit underscores Havana’s “disdain” for the universal rights of its people. In a statement Monday, the White House called for Cuban authorities to “abandon their tactics of intimidation and harassment to stifle peaceful dissent.” Cuban authorities detained more than 50 members […]

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UN Blasts China for Dissident Crackdown

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has criticized China for what it calls “severe suppression of dissent.” The comment came Friday from the U.N.’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. It said the crackdown appears to be a deliberate attempt to intimidate human rights defenders. China sentenced writer and democracy activist Li Tie to 10 years […]

China Jails Activist Writer, Another to Seek US Asylum

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese writer and democracy activist Li Tie has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after writing a series of essays urging citizens to defend their rights. A relative of the activist says Li was found guilty of “subversion of state power” earlier this week by a court in central China. The relative says Li […]

UAE Activists Jailed for Criticizing Government

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday sentenced five pro-democracy activists to prison for using the Internet to call for anti-government demonstrations. The Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi convicted the five of publicly criticizing the Gulf state’s leaders. Prominent blogger Ahmed Mansour received the longest sentence — three years. He faced additional charges […]

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UAE Court Jails Activists for Using Web to Call for Protests

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced five pro-democracy activists to prison terms of two to three years for using the Internet to call for anti-government demonstrations. The court in Abu Dhabi jailed the activists Sunday after convicting them of insulting the Gulf state’s leaders. The most prominent defendant, blogger Ahmed Mansoor, received […]

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NYT: US Spearheads Creation of ‘Shadow Internet’ to Aid Dissidents

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A published report says the U.S. government is financing a global effort to establish what is described as a “shadow” Internet system that would help enable dissidents seeking to undermine repressive governments. According to a report published Sunday in The New York Times, the State Department is leading the effort with an allocation of $2 […]

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