Displaying items by tag: authoritarianism

The Kremlin says the recent Putin-Biden summit has not stopped Washington trying to ‘contain’ Russia.

Published in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told U.S. television network NBC that, when asked about plans for a successor, he is ready to support someone who is faithful to the country even if he is critical of the president.

Published in Russia

A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September.

Published in Russia

A British academic, who was detained in the United Arab Emirates two years ago on spying charges, has launched legal action against a number of senior officials from the Gulf state, accusing them of assault, torture and false imprisonment.

Published in United Arab Emirates

Russia has opened a criminal investigation against one of the country's top human rights lawyers who is defending jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) in an extremism case.

Published in Russia

Russia's financial monitoring agency said on Friday it had added jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's network of regional campaign offices to a list of organisations involved in "terrorism and extremism".

Published in Russia

Bahraini security forces have beaten children and threatened them with rape and electric shocks after detaining them in protest-related cases last month, the anniversary of a 2011 pro-democracy uprising, rights groups said on Wednesday.

Published in Bahrain

Human rights office urges thorough investigation into killings which came days after apparent ‘shoot-on-sight’ order issued.

Published in Philippines

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the Thai capital on Saturday evening to demand that authorities release some protest leaders from jail, defying an order on late Friday banning public gatherings in the city.

Published in Thailand
Friday, 05 March 2021 05:25

Understanding the junta's internet blackouts

Generals have banned Facebook and other popular platforms and imposed an internet blackout for the past 18 nights.

Published in Myanmar
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