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I won’t tolerate any police intimidation, says IGP on allegations by...

Abdul Hamid Bador says police respect freedom of speech and the freedom to assemble.

SE Asian authorities accused of trading exiled activists

Human rights campaigners say there is increased cooperation between Asean member nations in the forced return of refugees and asylum-seekers.

Erdogan’s party fights to retake Istanbul in mayoral re-run vote

Analysts warn Erdogan is in a 'lose-lose' situation on Sunday since a victory would leave him open to opposition claims that he stole the election.

Extinction Rebellion delays drone protest at Heathrow

The group says they will delay the interruptions until after the summer after devising new drone protocols.

UN counter-terror czar visits China’s Xinjiang

Beijing argues that internment camps in Xinjiang are 'vocational training centres' to steer people away from extremism and reintegrate them.

Seminal feminist punk band Bikini Kill stages comeback

An independent spirit is perhaps what led to the band's downfall – eventually succumbing to infighting and burnout.

HK activists secure refugee status in Germany

This is the first time Germany acknowledges granting refugee status for democracy campaigners from Hong Kong.

15 years on, family of disappeared Thai lawyer ‘waiting for justice’

Prominent Muslim human rights lawyer Somchai disappeared 15 years ago when he was bundled into a car off the streets of Bangkok.

British lawmakers say highest Saudi authorities may be responsible for activists’...

The conclusions of the panel indicate growing uneasiness among Western allies with alleged rights abuses under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

China jails prominent rights lawyer for subversion

Wang Quanzhang's case has been shrouded in secrecy and uncertainty, as authorities have released little information about his well-being and have denied access.

Activists slam Asian Cup ‘gagging’ over torture-risk footballer

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network hit out at the near-silence about Hakeem Alaraibi at the tournament in the United Arab Emirates, and says the Asian Football Confederation has a duty to speak up.

Concrete-stuffed bodies found in Mekong were Thai activists

The pair were among dozens of anti-monarchy activists that fled Thailand to communist Laos after a 2014 coup by the staunch royalist junta.

Activists detained as China rights lawyer trial begins

Doriane Lau, China researcher at Amnesty International, raised questions about the timing of the trial.

Amid soaring violence, efforts to reinvigorate ‘toothless’ UN agreement on rights...

The Philippines is one of the most dangerous for activists, with dozens of land rights and human rights workers killed there in 2017.

Indonesia arrests pro-Papua activists

Jakarta keeps a tight grip on resource-rich Papua, which has been the scene of a low-level independence insurgency since the late Sixties.

Saudi Arabia: Reports about torture by Amnesty, HRW are baseless

The rights groups accused Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of abusing several activists, including some female human rights defenders detained since May.

Activists held in Saudi Arabia tortured, Riyadh denies charge

The torture allegations come with Saudi Arabia facing an international outcry over the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Detained Saudi activists face torture, sexual harassment, say campaigners

In addition to the torture, at least three women activists also endured 'forcible kissing and hugging'.

Activists slam police for blocking anti-IMF event in Bali

Organisers said police intelligence personnel had infiltrated the event planning team as volunteers, subjecting them to intimidation and constant surveillance.

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China suppression

The pro-democracy protest comes a week after Hong Kong banned a pro-independence party on the grounds it was a threat to national security, the first time a political party has been prohibited since the city was handed back to China by Britain in 1997.

Activists: To solve B40 woes, elected reps must get off their...

Haris Ibrahim of Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia says the Bottom 40 group will continue to suffer if 'aloof' politicians keep pushing 'one size fits all' policies.

8 nabbed over Malaysia Day demonstration on Sabah issues

Sabah Amanah youth leaders including its chief were among those arrested.

Anti-capitalism group targets French banks a decade after Lehman Brothers demise

Railing against tax fraud and mega-investments in fossil fuels by the world's biggest banks, the protesters in the French capital lit orange smoke bombs and spilt a fluorescent green liquid on the pavement.

Vietnam denies entry to rights advocates invited to WEF

The World Economic Forum on ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) opens in Hanoi on Tuesday under the official banner of Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.