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Killing of environmental activists rises globally

In this July 6, 2012 file photo, candles are lit at the very spot where Dutch environmental activist Wilhem Geertman, a former religious missionary who helped poor farmers affected by illegal logging and mining, was killed allegedly in a robbery attempt in San Fernando city, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. AP

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.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt court upholds sentence for 3 activists

In this April 1, 2011 photo, activist Ahmed Douma chants slogans during a march to Tahrir Square demanding the prosecution of members of former President Hosni Mubarak's government in Cairo, Egypt. AP

An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld convictions and three-year prison sentences passed against three of the country’s most prominent political activists.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese activist stays mum in protest during trial

A foreign journalist, second right showing his back, is pushed away by a plainclothes policeman while he and his crew are covering a trial of legal scholar and founder of the New Citizens movement Xu Zhiyong near the Number 1 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing Wednesday. AP

The founder of a grassroots movement to boost accountability for Chinese officials went on trial Wednesday on charges of disrupting public order but didn’t utter a word during the six-hour, closed-door proceedings to protest what he considers an unjust case, his lawyer said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Court orders arrest of Army major in Jonas Burgos abduction

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WHERE’S JONAS?  After almost six years of fruitless search, this photo of Jonas Burgos, reportedly taken days after he was abducted, has surfaced, with the handkerchief used as blindfold still around his neck.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

It was a restaurant busboy’s word against that of a military officer.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Arrested activist tagged ‘high-value target’

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ACTIVIST Aris Sarmiento in a photo collage posted by poet and fellow activist Axel Pinpin in his Facebook account. COURTESY OF AXEL PINPIN

Political activist Aristides “Aris” Sarmiento, who was arrested by a police and Army team on Tuesday, is considered a “high-value” target by government forces that tagged him as a ranking official of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the Southern Tagalog region.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Activist in Laguna land dispute killed inside his home

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A leader of a group opposing the conversion of a former sugar estate was gunned down inside his home in Calamba City Laguna on Tuesday evening.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Temporary freedom for detained activist-poet Ericson Acosta

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Ericson Acosta. DENNIS LONGID/FILE PHOTO

A poet-activist detained for more than a year in Samar for possession of explosives was temporarily freed by the court to undergo medical treatment at the National Kidney Center in Manila.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vietnam puts 14 activists on trial

Le Quoc Quan, a well-known dissident lawyer, works at his office in Hanoi, Vietnam in this September 28, 2012 file photo. Vietnamese police have detained Quan, escalating a crackdown on those who speak out against the country's one-party, authoritarian rule. AP

HANOI, Vietnam—A court in central Vietnam has put on trial 14 activists accused of allegedly carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the communist government amid an intensifying crackdown on dissent.   Defense lawyer Tran Thu Nam says the trial opened in the central province of Nghe An on Tuesday amid tight security.   Nam said [...]

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Leftwing groups mourn the death of Maita Gomez

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Maita Gomez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Members of the Makabayan Coalition, made up of progressive parties, mourned the passing of its founding co-chairperson, former beauty queen and political activist Maita Gomez, 64, who died in her sleep Thursday.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mubarak trial encapsulates divisions in Egypt

Hosni Mubarak, on trial for his life, is ferried to court by helicopter from a presidential hospital suite. His sons and co-defendants swagger in wearing designer track suits and no handcuffs. His security chief is treated with near reverence by police in the courtroom.

Posted: January 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Renewed search for missing activist still draws blank wall, says PNP Chief Bacalzo

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) is coordinating with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in the renewed search for missing activist, Jonas Burgos, PNP Chief Director General Raul Bacalzo said on Monday.

Posted: July 18th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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