Displaying items by tag: crackdown on freedom of expression

The United States, Canada, Britain and the European Union on Monday called in a joint statement on the Belarusian government "to end its repressive practices against its own people."

Published in Belarus

Western powers hit Belarus with a wave of new sanctions on Monday in a coordinated response to Minsk's forced landing of a Ryanair plane last month to arrest a journalist on board, an act that is set to prompt further economic sanctions.

Published in Belarus

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

Published in Russia
Friday, 18 June 2021 11:33

India police charge journalists for tweets

Widespread condemnation of Uttar Pradesh police action against Muslim journalists for speaking out over assault on elderly man in Ghaziabad.

Published in India

Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish was arrested in May 2015 and charged with protest-related offences, many of which occurred when he was 17.

Published in Saudi Arabia

Opposition says Minsk news conference with Roman Protasevich was another public appearance made under duress.

Published in Belarus

Jailed Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich appeared at a news conference in Minsk on Monday saying he felt fine and had not been beaten, in what the opposition said was another public appearance made under duress.

Published in Belarus

A Belarusian opposition leader called Wednesday for the creation of an international tribunal to investigate and prosecute crimes reportedly committed by her country’s government and its longtime authoritarian leader, President Alexander Lukashenko.

Published in Belarus

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 social media account for popular Chinese e-commerce site Xiaohongshu, or "Little Red Book," was unavailable on Sunday, after it issued a post on Friday, the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Tiananmen Square, a highly sensitive date in China.

Published in China
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