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World 27 Jul 2019 | 11:27 PM

Russia detains more than 800 people in opposition crackdown

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police arrested more than 800 people in Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent times against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin's tight grip on power.

AseanPlus News 04 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Daily: Tiananmen immunised China against turmoil

Beijing: A Chinese state-run daily defended the government’s handling of the Tiananmen protests, saying it “immunised” China against turmoil in a rare editorial about the crackdown on the eve of its 30th anniversary.

World 06 Mar 2019 | 4:20 AM

Saudi Arabia faces first-ever censure at U.N. rights forum - diplomats

GENEVA (Reuters) - European countries will urge Saudi Arabia this week to release detained activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the first rebuke of the kingdom at the Human Rights Council, diplomats and campaigners said.

World 31 Dec 2018 | 7:11 PM

Bahrain top court upholds sentence against activist Rajab - lawyer

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's high court upheld on Monday a five-year jail sentence against human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, his lawyer said, in a move described by campaign groups as "political persecution" and "utterly outrageous".

World 07 Dec 2018 | 12:46 AM

Deposed aide to Saudi crown prince accused of role in female activists' torture

LONDON (Reuters) - A top aide to Saudi Arabia's crown prince, fired for his role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, personally oversaw the torture of at least one detained female activist earlier this year, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

AseanPlus News 17 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Varsity warns against activism

Beijing: One of China’s top universities has warned students they face arrests if they associate with a labour-rights organisation that has drawn support in a recent surge of Chinese campus activism.

World 26 Jul 2018 | 11:24 PM

U.N. rights experts tell Bahrain to release jailed activists

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain on Thursday to release detained activists, end restrictions on freedom of expression, and end discrimination against women.

World 26 Jul 2018 | 11:15 PM

U.N. rights experts tell Bahrain to release jailed activists

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on Bahrain on Thursday to release detained activists, end restrictions on freedom of expression, and end discrimination against women.

World 15 Jul 2018 | 11:46 PM

Tens of thousands protest in Morocco over jailed Rif activists

RABAT (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Morocco's capital Rabat on Sunday to demonstrate against the jailing of leaders of a protest movement in the predominantly Berber region of Rif.