Political dissenters
Pakistan journalist abducted Abduction of senior journalist widely condemned in Pakistan 

Senior Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan, known for his harsh criticism against the Pakistani military and the ruling dispensation headed by prime minister Imran Khan, was attacked by unidentified persons back in September 2017, as well

Crackdown on activists continues in India amid COVID-19

Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde, both civil rights activists, surrendered to Indian authorities on April 14 in a case which has been widely and severely criticized as being unfounded.

CNRP Permanent Committee Cambodian court issues arrest warrant against opposition leaders in exile

The warrants were issued against leaders of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, including its acting president Sam Rainsy. The leaders were planning to return to Cambodia and resume political work.

Congolese defy Kabila in polls but doubts remain over winner’s mandate

Felix Tshisekedi was declared the president of DR Congo, having won 4% more votes than his nearest rival Martin Fayulu, who had the edge in opinion polls. The candidate of outgoing president Joseph Kabila came third

Political Prisoners Political freedom in 2018: How governments responded to dissent this year

From terror plots to national security threats, political dissenters faced several charges and labels for raising their voice and questioning excessive power

Bangladesh’s moment of reckoning

The elections in Bangladesh on December 30 are a key moment in the country’s history with critics accusing the Sheikh Hasina government of authoritarian tendencies

Edward Snowden addressing the Israeli conference Israeli spyware being used to target dissidents, says report

The spyware named Pegasus, developed by the Tel Aviv based NSO Group, has been found to be used widely for targeting activists, dissidents, and journalists around the world

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