Myanmar drops charges against nearly 200 political activists: police

Apr 9, 2016

Myanmar drops charges against nearly 200 political activists: police

Myanmar authorities have dropped charges against nearly 200 political activists since Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to fight for their freedom, a senior police officer said Saturday. The cases were dismissed Friday, he said, following Suu Kyi’s announcement the day before that she was ...

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Feb 11, 2016

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors. Hong Kong police and local media reports said 37 people ...

Dec 17, 2015

Singapore PM wins $106,000 in damages from activist

An activist blogger was Thursday ordered to pay Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong 150,000 Singapore dollars($106,000) in damages for accusing him of stealing state funds. Roy Ngerng, a former government employee, had accused Lee of criminally misappropriating money from the Central Provident Fund ...

Beijing conditionally frees five female rights activists

Apr 14, 2015

Beijing conditionally frees five female rights activists

Chinese authorities released five women’s rights campaigners Monday whose detentions sparked an international outcry and underscored the government’s tight restrictions on independent social activism, lawyers said. Lawyer Liang Xiaojun said the five were let go after more than a month in detention under a ...

Aug 5, 2014

Cuba abuzz over news of U.S. undercover travelers program

News that the U.S. government quietly contracted young Latin Americans to travel to Cuba for political purposes under the guise of health and civic programs was the talk of the town in Havana and the Cuban diaspora Monday, eliciting both criticism and praise for ...

Nuke foes start hunger strike at METI

May 17, 2013

Nuke foes start hunger strike at METI

Opponents of nuclear power started a hunger strike Thursday to press the government to drop a lawsuit demanding they remove their tents from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. They sat down in chairs in front of the tents, wearing headbands and happi ...