Serkzhan Bilash wanted to secure his release for the sake of his two children and health.
Serikjan Bilash has helped spotlight alleged rights abuses perpetrated against Turkic minorities in Xinjiang.
Priority has been given to PH members and supporters with plum positions at the expense of more suitable candidates.
Rare earths processing company counters claims made by anti-Lynas activists.
Anti-abortion campaigners have been seeking to overturn a woman's constitutional right to an abortion ever since Roe v Wade in 1973.
Jolovan Wham, who is also an advocate for migrant workers' rights, says he will appeal the conviction and sentence.
The conditions of their release were unclear and there was no immediate comment from the court.
Almost half of LGBT+ pupils in Northern Ireland reported being bullied for their sexuality or gender identity in a 2016 government survey.
Campaign to show solidarity with Muslims panned by activists in Malaysia and Iran.
Jufazli Shi Ahmad live-streamed the arrest on his Facebook page.
More than a dozen activists, many of whom campaigned for years for the right to drive, were arrested in May last year.
Serikjan Bilash was arrested in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city and flown to the capital Astana.
Political activist Zainnal Ajamain says Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister James Masing may have misunderstood the word ‘territory’ as used in the Malaysia Agreement 1963.
Activist Lee Ming-che was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of subverting state power last November 2017.
Activist Chau Van Kham was on a "fact-finding" mission to the country, believed to be arrested last January.
Ahmed Mansoor was convicted for criticising the government on social media.
Rajab, a leading figure in the 2011 protests against the Gulf state's Sunni-led monarchy, was convicted of insulting the state.
Despite sweeping economic and social reforms in Vietnam, the ruling Communist Party retains tight media censorship and does not tolerate criticism.
Huynh Thuc Vy was sentenced to 33 months jail after being found guilty for 'desecration of the national flag'.
Andres went to California last week to help serve thousands of Thanksgiving meals to victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state's history.
The two Pussy Riot members told the Hong Kong audience that the poisoning was a bid to silence them.
Amanah assemblyman Muhammad Faiz Fadzil meanwhile will head the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia.
Minister claims Muslim activist Wan Asshima Kamaruddin issued a statement that he had “organised” a gay festival without checking her facts.
Verzilov says the doctors still have not identified the substance that had poisoned him.