A court in eastern China on Thursday sentenced to up to 6 ½ years in prison three activists who were part of a nascent civil rights movement that has urged government officials to publicly disclose their assets.
By TJ Burgonio
The Presidential Security Group did not file charges against the student activist who heckled President Benigno Aquino in Naga City on Independence Day, Malacañang said Saturday, denying claims it was out to harass the young man.
A missile crashed into a rebel-held Syrian town while most people were at home sleeping, killing at least 23 people, including an entire family, activists said Tuesday.
Government operatives arrested an antimining activist in South Cotabato, claiming that he was a ranking officer of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in southeastern Mindanao.
As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.