Posts Tagged ‘dissident’

Leading Cuban dissident released from hospital following hunger strike

Leading Cuban dissident Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara vowed to keep fighting after he was released from hospital on Monday, four weeks after authorities admitted the “artivist” while he was staging a hunger and thirst strike. The General Calixto Garcia hospital in Havana said its treatment had enabled the 33-year-old artist to completely recover from his […]

19-Year-Old Chinese Dissident Held in Dubai Fears Deportation Back to China

A young Chinese dissident on the Chinese Communist Party’s wanted list is seeking help after being held incommunicado for a month in the United Arab Emirates, with the prospect of being sent back to China to face torture. Dubai police arrested Wang Jingyu, a 19-year-old from Chongqing city in southern China’s Sichuan Province, during his […]

Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny Could Be Days From Death In Prison

Popular Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could be just days from death following mysterious pains and a hunger strike in a notorious prison, his supporters warned Saturday. “Alexei is dying … it’s a question of days,” Navalny’s spokesperson, Kira Yarmysh, said on Facebook. “It’s totally, totally unfair, and totally inappropriate,” President Joe Biden told reporters Saturday when […]

Amnesty Strips Russian Dissident of “Prisoner of Conscience” Status After He Was Accused of Being Racist 15 Years Ago

Journalist Glenn Greenwald was called “transphobic” for pointing out that although a new Gallup survey shows a surge in the number of Americans identifying as LGBT, almost all of the increase comes from those identifying as trans or bi, not gay or lesbian. The poll found that one in six people under the age of […]

Iranian official arrested in Istanbul over dissident’s killing, sources say

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Thai Dissident Claims to Possess Hacked Explicit Photos of King’s Mistress

A Thai activist critical of the country’s monarchy claims he recently received explicit photos of the King of Thailand’s mistress and shared some of the photos with the UK’s Daily Mail on Wednesday. Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a Thai academic and royal critic, told the newspaper that he received 1,443 images on an SD card from an […]

Denying poisoning of dissident, Putin says if he wanted him dead, he’d be dead

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected allegations that the Kremlin was behind the poisoning of his top political foe, opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and accused US intelligence agencies of fomenting the claims. Speaking via video call during an annual marathon news conference, the Russian leader countered the accusations by saying that […]

Iran executes dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam – Nour news

Iranian dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam, who was convicted of fomenting violence during the 2017 anti-government protests, was executed on Saturday, Iran’s state television reported.Iran’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of Zam, who was captured in 2019 after years in exile. His Amadnews feed had more than one million followers.State broadcaster Seda va […]

Canadian Court Forbids Dissident Arthur Topham From Uttering The Word ‘Jew’ For The Next 3 Years

As the result of political pressure brought to bear by B’nai Brith — an international Jewish supremacist group — Arthur Topham, a Canadian dissident who was convicted of an online ‘hate crime’, now faces strict new probationary rules on his public expression concerning Jews after allegedly breaching his sentencing conditions: Arthur Topham, who ran a […]

Venezuela’s Supreme Court and PSUV get back at “dissident” Attorney General

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Venezuela’s Supreme Court accepted a legal request filed by “Chavista” legislator Pedro Carreno, who asked the court to assess the […]

Venezuelan Government Seeks Supreme Court Injunction over Fraudulent Recall Signatures

Lucas Koerner (VA) : The head of the presidential commission auditing Venezuela’s recall process, Jorge Rodriguez, petitioned the Supreme Court Monday for a protection order against the opposition following revelations of fraud in signature collection. El Libertador Mayor Jorge Rodriguez. (Globovision) On Friday, the country’s electoral authority, the CNE, announced that 605,727 of the 1.85 […]

Israeli court "freezes" dying journalist’s detention

Charlotte Silver Rights and Accountability 4 February 2016 Israel’s high court froze the administrative detention of Muhammad al-Qiq on Thursday afternoon, citing his critical medical condition. Al-Qiq, a 33-year-old journalist, has been on hunger strike for 72 days protesting his detention without charge or trial. But al-Qiq rejected the court’s decision, saying he viewed it […]

6 dead, 2 missing as floods, tornadoes rage in Texas

     Heavy rains, flash floods and tornadoes have ripped through Texas, leaving at least six people dead. Authorities have advised parents to keep their children indoors and avoid traditional Halloween activities in the worst-hit areas. Areas surrounding Austin and San Antonio were hit with heavy rains and flooding late Friday night. At least four people […]

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