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Kazakh advocate of Muslim rights in China set free in plea...

Serkzhan Bilash wanted to secure his release for the sake of his two children and health.

Xinjiang-focused rights activist’s trial begins in Kazakhstan

Serikjan Bilash has helped spotlight alleged rights abuses perpetrated against Turkic minorities in Xinjiang.

Patronage system is damaging PH, says activist

Priority has been given to PH members and supporters with plum positions at the expense of more suitable candidates.

The truth about Lynas

Rare earths processing company counters claims made by anti-Lynas activists.

US anti-abortion groups plot course from state capitals to Supreme Court

Anti-abortion campaigners have been seeking to overturn a woman's constitutional right to an abortion ever since Roe v Wade in 1973.

Singapore activist fined for Facebook post on courts

Jolovan Wham, who is also an advocate for migrant workers' rights, says he will appeal the conviction and sentence.

Saudi Arabia releases three detained women activists

The conditions of their release were unclear and there was no immediate comment from the court.

Northern Ireland facing ‘new culture war’

Almost half of LGBT+ pupils in Northern Ireland reported being bullied for their sexuality or gender identity in a 2016 government survey.

New Zealand women face praise and protests for donning the hijab

Campaign to show solidarity with Muslims panned by activists in Malaysia and Iran.

Former DAP member Jufazli arrested for ‘insulting PM’

Jufazli Shi Ahmad live-streamed the arrest on his Facebook page.

Saudi women activists on trial after a year in detention

More than a dozen activists, many of whom campaigned for years for the right to drive, were arrested in May last year.

Kazakh rights defender arrested over Xinjiang activism

Serikjan Bilash was arrested in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city and flown to the capital Astana.

Shafie right to say Sabah and Sarawak are one territory, says...

Political activist Zainnal Ajamain says Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister James Masing may have misunderstood the word ‘territory’ as used in the Malaysia Agreement 1963.

Wife of jailed Taiwan activist condemns China visitation ban

Activist Lee Ming-che was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of subverting state power last November 2017.

Australia seeks access to activist detained in Vietnam

Activist Chau Van Kham was on a "fact-finding" mission to the country, believed to be arrested last January.

UAE court upholds 10-year jail sentence of activist

Ahmed Mansoor was convicted for criticising the government on social media.

Bahrain top activist loses final appeal against jail term

Rajab, a leading figure in the 2011 protests against the Gulf state's Sunni-led monarchy, was convicted of insulting the state.

Vietnam seeks arrest of activist over Facebook posts

Despite sweeping economic and social reforms in Vietnam, the ruling Communist Party retains tight media censorship and does not tolerate criticism.

Vietnam jails rights activist for posting defaced flag photo on Facebook

Huynh Thuc Vy was sentenced to 33 months jail after being found guilty for 'desecration of the national flag'.

Chef José Andrés nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Andres went to California last week to help serve thousands of Thanksgiving meals to victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state's history.

Pussy Riot activists stand up for Hong Kong freedoms

The two Pussy Riot members told the Hong Kong audience that the poisoning was a bid to silence them.

Felda activist Mazlan Aliman to head Farmers’ Organisation Authority

Amanah assemblyman Muhammad Faiz Fadzil meanwhile will head the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia.

Khalid Samad sues activist over ‘organising’ gay festival claim

Minister claims Muslim activist Wan Asshima Kamaruddin issued a statement that he had “organised” a gay festival without checking her facts.

Kremlin critic says he was poisoned for investigating colleagues’ killings

Verzilov says the doctors still have not identified the substance that had poisoned him.