Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Jun 19, 2016

Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Residents of a village in southern China where police have been deployed took to the streets Sunday to protest the detention of the village’s democratically elected leader and seizures of land. The protests in Wukan come nearly five years after an uprising there made ...

Jan 19, 2016

Ric O'Barry, opponent of Japanese dolphin hunt, detained at Narita

Ric O’Barry, a prominent advocate for ending the dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, was detained Tuesday by immigration authorities at Narita International Airport. O’Barry, who was featured prominently in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” about the Taiji hunt, was barred entry when immigration ...

Jul 26, 2015

Bar federation condemns China's detention of lawyers

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has condemned the recent detention of hundreds of human rights lawyers in China. In a statement Friday, the federation said it is “deeply concerned” by the reported mass detentions. The text was issued in the name of the ...

Mar 11, 2015

Japanese man held, released by Kurds in northern Iraq

A Japanese man was temporarily detained as a suspicious person by authorities in the Kurdish autonomous zone in northern Iraq in early March in the third such case since February, the Japanese Embassy in Iraq said Wednesday. The man has already been released and ...