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 ...

Oct 7, 2014

Iran frees wife of detained Washington Post journalist

Iran has released an Iranian journalist arrested almost three months ago with her husband, the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, U.S. and Iranian officials said Monday. Rezaian, who holds dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship, remains in custody but Yeganeh Salehi was freed on bail last ...