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PETALING JAYA: A group of individuals and civil society organisations, including the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), have urged the government to drop all investigations against Al Jazeera and their interviewees.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police on Tuesday fired teargas and arrested activists gathering for a march against perceived government injustice that has been given extra impetus this year by rights groups' allegations of police brutality during the COVID-19 lockdown.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hotspots remained closely guarded by security forces and a blanket Internet shutdown entered its sixth day.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court sentenced a former executive of Amnesty International Turkey to more than six years in jail and convicted three other rights activists on terrorism-related charges on Friday, the rights group said.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle authorities moved on Wednesday to dismantle a protest zone that the city's police chief derided as "lawless and brutal" and which had prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to call for action against demonstrators.
IPOH: Small-scale farmers illegally occupying land belonging to the Perak State Agriculture Development Corporation (SADC) are encouraged to come forward to get a chance to be legalised, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
SEUNUDDON, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian fishermen rescued nearly 100 Rohingya refugees, including 79 women and children, in Aceh province after officials said they were planning to push them back out to sea.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the release of three journalists and three others to be remanded while they stand trial on charges of revealing state secrets in their coverage of the deaths of Turkish intelligence officers in Libya, a lawyer said.
Escalating intimidation, threats, ahead of high-profile treason verdict, Indonesian rights groups say
(Reuters) - Rights groups in Indonesia have complained of escalating intimidation and security threats in the run-up to the verdict in a high-profile treason trial against seven West Papuans that is expected on Wednesday.
MANILA (Reuters) - The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was convicted of libel on Monday and faces a lengthy jail term in what is being seen as a blow to media freedom in the country.