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Beijing: An outspoken former Chinese rights attorney has been arrested on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power", by the Chinese government.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, was detained by police on Monday after a weekend protest in Moscow, Navalny's spokeswoman said on Twitter.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A few thousand Russians took to the streets of central Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections to the capital's city legislature on Sept. 8, defying a ban which has been enforced with violent detentions during previous protests.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an Independence Day speech on Thursday that spotlighted a decision to remove the special rights of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir among the bold moves of his second term.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has arrested eight people, including two dual U.S.-Saudi citizens, in an apparent crackdown on supporters of women activists whose trial has drawn Western condemnation, rights groups said on Friday.
RIYADH (Reuters) - The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul, one of nearly a dozen prominent Saudi Arabian women's rights activists detained since last year, will begin on Wednesday, her family said on Twitter.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese security forces used tear gas on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of lawyers pushing for the release of activists detained during recent anti-government protests, witnesses said.
LONDON (Reuters) - Three British lawmakers on Monday endorsed reports that women activists detained in Saudi Arabia have been tortured, and said responsibility for what is likely a violation of international law could lie with "Saudi authorities at the highest level".