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Former Chinese rights lawyer arrested for inciting subversion

Beijing: An outspoken former Chinese rights attorney has been arrested on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power", by the Chinese government.


Supporters of Saudi women activists detained, including two U.S. citizens - sources

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.


Trial of prominent Saudi woman activist to start this week - family

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.

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Missing rights lawyer home but ‘not free’

Beijing: A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer has reappeared two days after going missing following his release from a jail sentence for state subversion, his wife said.


Sudanese security forces use tear gas to disperse protesters

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.


British MPs say highest Saudi authorities may be responsible for activists' torture

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".

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Chinese rights lawyer jailed for 'subversion'

Beijing (AFP) - Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced on Monday to four and a half years in prison for state subversion, sealing the fate of another attorney swept up in a 2015 crackdown.