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.
An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld convictions and three-year prison sentences passed against three of the country’s most prominent political activists.
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.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
It was a restaurant busboy’s word against that of a military officer.
By Delfin Mallari Jr.
, Maricar Cinco
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.
By Maricar Cinco
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.
By Jerome Aning
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.
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 [...]
By Karen Boncocan
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.
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.
By Danica Hermogenes
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.