Journalists Watch from Prison as Myanmar Backslides

Expand Detained and handcuffed Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo carries his daughter Moe Thin Wai Zin while arriving for a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar May 2, 2018.    © 2018 Reuters / Ann Wang There’s little cause for celebration this World Press Freedom Day…

Turkey: Tajik Activists Face Deportation

Expand Nasimjon Sharipov © Guruhi24.com (Bishkek) – Two detained Tajik activists face deportation to Tajikistan, where they are at risk of possible torture or ill-treatment, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. Turkish police detained Suhrob Zafar and Nasimjon Sharipov, senior members…

In China, a March to Find Her Husband

Expand Li Wenzu, wife of lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who was detained in what is known as the “709” crackdown, joins others protesting in front of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate in Beijing, China July 7, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Li Wenzu yelled to onlookers from the…

China: Free Anti-Censorship Activist

Expand A police officer films family members of those detained in what is known as the “709” crackdown protesting in front of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate in Beijing, China July 7, 2017. On July 9th 2015, the authorities launched what rights groups say was a…

BREAKING: TRUMP ALLY DETAINED BY FBI AT AIRPORT. TED MALLOCH ISSUED MUELLER SUBPOENA

Trump ally detained, served with Mueller subpoena at Boston airport https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-ally-detained-served-mueller-subpoena-boston-airport-n861456 Ted Malloch said FBI agents asked him about Roger Stone and WikiLeaks. Mueller team zeroes in on Jeff Sessions at Republican convention event: Report https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mueller-team-zeroes-in-on-jeff-sessions-at-republican-convention-event-report Mueller probing Russia contacts at Republican convention: sources https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-convention/mueller-probing-russia-contacts-at-republican-convention-sources-idUSKBN1H52VT…

US: FOIA Suit on Border Guards’ Rights Abuses

Expand A U.S. border patrol agent escorts men being detained after entering the United Statesby crossing the Rio Grande river from Mexico, in Roma, Texas, U.S., May 11, 2017. © 2017 Reuters (San Francisco) – Human Rights Watch has filed suit against the US Department of Homeland Security…

Belarus Hooker Promises To Spill Dirt On Trump… If The CIA Springs Her From Thai Jail First

A prostitute from Belarus who was detained in Thailand over the weekend following a raid on her “sex training” seminar says she’s the missing link who can provide evidence of a link between Russia and President Trump due to her association with a Russian billionaire,…

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Protesters, Journalists Detained

(Beirut) – Kurdistan Regional Government security forces detained participants in December 2017 protests around Sulaymaniyah and forced them to sign statements promising not to criticize the government, Human Rights Watch said today. The detained protesters were held for up to eight days without being taken…

Thailand: Activist Held Incommunicado in South

Expand Aiman Hadeng, chair of the Justice for Peace Network, has been detained in a military camp in Thailand’s Yala province since February 23, 2018. © 2018 Justice for Peace Network (New York) – The Thai government should immediately end the incommunicado military detention of…

Sudan: Prisoner Release Left Many Activists Behind

Expand Some detained politicians and journalists in the Kober national prison, just before their release on February 18, 2018 ©2018 Reuters (Nairobi) – Dozens of prominent activists remain in detention in Sudan, despite the release of more than 50 people on February 18 and 19,…