Activists who took part in search and rescue operations off Greece now face charges including human trafficking, espionage, and money laundering.
Jimmy Lai and several other activists have gone on trial for their role in last year's unauthorized event. Most of the defendants have already pleaded guilty.
Dozens of Netflix employees joined protests outside the company's Los Angeles office. Counterprotesters soon showed up to pushback against the rally.
Human rights activists on Monday (October 19) urged governments and athletes world-wide to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China as Athens prepared to hand over the Olympic flame to Beijing in a ceremony in the capital, saying that anything less would make the world complicit in what they called 'genocide' by Beijing. China's treatment of minorities has come under increased scrutiny in the run-up to the games, scheduled from Feb. 4-20. Activists protested at Ancient Olympia on Monday, where the flame lighting ceremony was held.
Guineans say they are optimistic the day after a military-led coup toppled 83-year-old President Alpha Conde and scrapped the contested constitution. Public discontent had been brewing for months over a flatlining Covid-hit economy and Conde’s leadership of Conde, who became Guinea's first democratically elected president in 2010. Five years later, he was re-elected -- but in 2020 he sparked fury after ramming through changes to the constitution enabling him to serve a two-term limit.
The 21 activists who had been arrested for attending an LGBTQ event in May have been acquitted. The activists were taken into custody by police in a move that caused outrage among rights groups.
NSO Group's Pegasus malware was abused by its government clients to spy on journalists, opposition politicians and rights activists, an investigation revealed. The targets also include presidents and prime ministers.
Fifteen year-old Esohe Ozigbo is part of a group of youth that take part in community clean-ups, tree planting programs, and ''trashion shows'' in Lagos.
A court in Hong Kong has found seven activists, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, guilty of unauthorized assembly.
Rights groups report that police killed activists in a raid meant to target militants. UN officials have blamed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for encouraging police violence.
People have gathered outside a courthouse in Hong Kong to support leading dissidents. The UK said the charges of subversion were "deeply disturbing."
A wave of violence against female journalists and human rights activists is rocking Afghanistan. As the government seems unable to protect them from attacks, many are hoping for support from the international community.