Political activism

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia's consulate, in Istanbul, during a candlelight vigil. President Donald Trump is facing mounting pressure to sternly rebuke Saudi Arabia over the death of Khashoggi. So far, Trump is resisting calls to harshly reprimand the close U.S. ally. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
November 20, 2018 - 1:42 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia since May, including a number of women who campaigned for the right to drive, have been beaten and tortured during interrogation, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Saudi Arabia has detained at least 10 women and seven...
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From left, an aide to the Russian Prosecutor General Mikhail Alexandrov, Russian Prosecutor General spokesman Alexander Kurennoi, and an aide to the Russian Prosecutor General Nikolai Atmoniev attend a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Russian prosecutors on Monday announced new charges against Bill Browder, accusing him of forming a criminal group to embezzle funds in Russia. They also said they suspect Magnitsky's death in prison was a poisoning and said they have a "theory" Browder is behind the poisoning. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 20, 2018 - 11:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Two prominent Kremlin critics warned Tuesday that electing a top Russian police official to be president of Interpol would undermine the international law enforcement agency and politicize police cooperation across borders. Bill Browder, who runs an investment fund that had once...
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November 18, 2018 - 3:25 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says one person has been kept in custody in an investigation over allegations of supporting mass anti-government protests in 2013 with links to a prominent philanthropist. Anadolu Agency reported early Sunday that Yigit Aksakoglu, who works at Istanbul'...
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FILE - This July 18, 2018, file courtroom sketch depicts Maria Butina, listening to Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik Kenerson as he speaks to Judge Deborah Robinson, left, during a hearing in federal court in Washington. New court papers reveal that Butina, accused of being a Russian agent, is in negotiations with federal prosecutors about a "potential resolution" to her case. It's the first acknowledgement that Maria Butina is potentially working on a plea deal or some other conclusion to her criminal case. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gun-rights activist accused of being a Russian agent is negotiating a "potential resolution" to her criminal case, federal prosecutors and her lawyers said Friday. Lawyers for Maria Butina and prosecutors in Washington made the disclosure in a joint court filing , the first...
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In this photo provided by the Jasic Workers Support Group and taken Aug 2018, members of the Jasic Workers Support Group pose for a group photo after a campaign promoting worker's rights in Dezhou city in Guangdong province. Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists including Zhang Shengye, a recent graduate of Peking University, seen at the right standing row, who have been missing since the weekend. (Jasic Workers Support Group via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 8:01 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend. Three recent graduates of the elite Peking University have been taken away by authorities, the...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2018 file photo, protesters hold a banner reading "I do care about it" during an anti-government protest march in Bratislava, Slovakia. Slovakia’s President has condemned a move by the country’s police that has started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption. President Andrej Kiska called the police questioning an intimidation. The organizers said they didn’t do anything wrong and announced more protests for Friday, Nov. 16. The protests were triggered by the slaying of an investigative reporter and his fiancee. (Marko Erd/TASR via AP, file)
November 13, 2018 - 2:10 pm
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president has condemned a move by the country's police, which started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption. Tens of thousands of Slovaks repeatedly took to the streets amid a...
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Members of radical right-wing groups light up flares during a march by tens of thousands of people and hosted by President Andrzej Duda that marked 100 years since Poland regained independence in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 11, 2018 - 3:29 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president, prime minister and other top political figures led an Independence Day march Sunday as part of a day of centenary celebrations, trailed by a huge crowd led by nationalist groups. More than 250,000 people marched in Warsaw to mark the 100th anniversary of...
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November 09, 2018 - 10:36 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's internal security minister has launched a police internal affairs unit to investigate allegations of abuses in the force including corruption and accusations that officers kill suspects among other alleged human rights abuses. The launch of the unit Friday has been...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows women and children who has been liberated from the Islamic State group in the Hamima area east of the historic town of Palmyra, Syria, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Syrian troops have liberated 19 women and children hostages held by the Islamic State group since July in a military operation in the country's center, ending a crisis that has stunned Syria's Druze minority, state media reported today. (SANA via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 5:05 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian father and activists say Islamic State militants shot and killed two children during an operation by the Syrian military to liberate a group of hostages from southern Syria held by the group. Nashaat Abu Ammar, a resident of Sweida, says his 8-year-old son Raafat was...
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November 08, 2018 - 7:01 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — International rights groups are urging Mauritania to release anti-slavery activists, as the United States has announced it will end trade benefits to the West African country over the continuation of slavery. Amnesty International and other rights groups Thursday called for...
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