A Russian police investigator interrogates a detained political artist, with the end result being that the detective — his eyes opened to the state’s abuses of power — renounces his badge.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been given a visa to travel to Germany, he told AFP on Monday, just days after police handed him back his passport following a four year confiscation. China's best known contemporary artist abroad,...Show More Summary
Cross-posted from In These Times Iranian writer Mahmoud Dolatabadi, author of such books as The Colonel, which has been banned in Iran. (International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran) The debate on the nuclear deal with Iran has revolved mainly around the geopolitics of the agreement. Show More Summary
CHOLPON ATA, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said on Monday the United States had sought to "create chaos" in his country by granting an award to a jailed dissident.
Wu’er Kaixi, a Chinese democracy activist and one of the former student leaders in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest, has announced that he will be running for a seat in the Taiwan parliament. [ more › ]
Police handed Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei back his passport on Wednesday four years after it was confiscated, he told AFP, hailing the move with a smiley emoticon. Ai is China's best known contemporary artist abroad, but authorities have denied him a passport since 2011 in an apparent attempt to limit his international influence. Show More Summary
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Twenty-six years after Wu'er Kaixi stood alongside young comrades to stare down People's Liberation Army tanks in Tiananmen Square, the Chinese democracy activist has his sights set on winning a seat in Taiwan's parliament.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of Russia's most famous political dissidents and one of the Kremlin's most prominent critics, has predicted in an interview with Russian weekly newspaper Sobesednik that Russian President Vladimir Putin's time...Show More Summary
Sixteen months after Russia's March 2014 annexation of Crimea, the peninsula's human rights situation is getting progressively worse. The first wave of repression targeted mainly pro-Ukrainian activists and Crimean Tatars, while in 2015 the Kremlin's victims have been Slavs: Ukrainians and Russians. Show More Summary
If you pay some attention to the news, you know that hacks and security breaches are—sadly—becoming the norm. No one is safe: big companies like Target, important US government agencies, Syrian dissidents, online dating sites (more or...Show More Summary
Most Iranian dissidents welcome the deal.
Earlier this year, VICE News filmed with a republican youth movement in Ireland called Na Fianna Éireann ("Warriors of Ireland" in English), a small group of around 30 boys considered to be hardline dissidents. They support a violent...Show More Summary
HAVANA (AP) — In the seven months since the U.S. and Cuba declared detente, American politicians have flooded Havana to see the sights, meet the country's new entrepreneurs and discuss the possible end of the U.S. trade embargo with leaders of the communist government. Show More Summary
Dissent against a persistently low interest rate policy is growing inside the Bank of England. And this could lead to a split vote at the central bank's Monetary Policy Committee meeting next month, according to a note from BarclaysShow More Summary
Internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei's outspoken nature saw him trapped in his own country for years, now he's off to see his son
Four years after his passport was seized, Ai Weiwei says he got his travel documents back and plans to travel to UK.
“Today, I got my passport.” It’s a phrase that dissident Chinese performance and visual artist Ai Weiwei has been waiting to deliver for four years, since he was detained and barred in 2011 from traveling outside of Beijing. Ai confirmed...Show More Summary
Will the situation of dissident Iranian filmmakers improve following the recent thawing of relations between Iran and Western countries in the wake of their ongoing nuclear agreement? The question remains.
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Authorities had seized Ai's passport in apparent retaliation for his social and political work. Ai's work is often fiercely critical of the Chinese government.