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Bahrain blocks exit of activist's wife-rights groups | Reuters

Updated : Oct 30, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Bahrain blocks exit of activist's wife-rights groups | Reuters

DUBAI Bahrain authorities prevented the wife of a Bahraini dissident and their infant son, a U.S. citizen, from boarding a flight to London after he staged a protest against a visit by the Gulf state's king to Britain, human rights groups said.Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei, director of advocacy at the UK-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, was one of two activists briefly detained by police in London when they shouted at the king's car as it approached Prime Minister Theresa May's office on Wednesday.Hours later, the exile's Bahraini wife, Duaa, 25, and their 19-month-old son were detained for seven hours at Bahrain airport as they tried to fly out of the kingdom to join him in London, rights groups said.In a statement, the Bahrain government said it briefly detained Duaa AlWadaei for questioning and a search, saying the king's presence in Britain and the discovery in Bahrain in recent times of weapons and explosives meant "precautionary security measures were necessary". #United States #Middle East #Europe #Family #Government #Iran #activist
Nigerian activist held in solitary in Japan, prompting calls for her release | Reuters

Updated : Oct 27, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Nigerian activist held in solitary in Japan, prompting calls for her release | Reuters

By Minami Funakoshi and Ami Miyazaki | TOKYO TOKYO A prominent Nigerian asylum seeker and activist is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention centre, a case that has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release.Elizabeth Aruoriwo Obueza was detained two weeks ago after authorities turned down an appeal against her asylum rejection, Obueza and her lawyer told Reuters.Obueza, 48, campaigns for asylum seekers and the 4,700 people on "provisional release" from immigration detention - a status that lets foreigners out from detention but bars them from working and travelling freely.Obueza's arrest is part of a wider campaign by the Justice Ministry, which in September 2015 said it would take steps to reduce the 60,000 foreigners living in Japan without visas. People on provisional release, many of whom have lived in Japan for decades, have been among those targeted, activists and lawyers say."Elizabeth was targeted and detained for being an activist," said immigration lawyer Shoichi Ibusuki. "I want her released immediately."The crackdown on people like Obueza comes even as people on provisional release, despite being legally unable to work, power Japan's construction and manufacturing sectors as companies scramble to find workers in the worst labour shortage in decades."Elizabeth is held in solitary because she's an activist and immigration officials don't want her causing trouble," said Mitsuru Miyasako, head of the Provisional Release Association in Japan, a group representing refugees and immigrants #Tokyo #Health #Crime #Argentina #Nigeria #activist
AAP woman activist commits suicide after molester released on bail

Updated : Jul 20, 2016

By : PTI

Category : India

AAP woman activist commits suicide after molester released on bail

A woman activist of AAP allegedly committed suicide in Narela area of outer Delhi on Tuesday with her family members claiming that she had gone into depression after her alleged molester, a party colleague, was released on bail. #BJP #Delhi #Arvind Kejriwal #activist #suicide #woman #AAP
U.S. troubled by trial of Bahraini activist for critical tweets | Reuters

Updated : Jun 28, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

U.S. troubled by trial of Bahraini activist for critical tweets | Reuters

WASHINGTON Bahrain's plan to try an activist for tweets condemning the Gulf Arab kingdom's prison system and involvement in the war in Yemen is worrisome to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. #United States #India #Business #markets #Crime #activist #Entertainment
Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor wins Martin Ennals award, known as 'Nobel prize for human rights'

Updated : Oct 07, 2015

By : hidden hidden

Category : World

Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor wins Martin Ennals award, known as 'Nobel prize for human rights'

Ahmed Mansoor, an Emirati human rights activist barred from leaving his home country was named the 2015 winner of the Martin Ennals award, an award often dubbed the Nobel prize for human rights. #didyouknow #activist #UAE #Amnesty International #Human Rights #Shareworthy #Martin Ennals award #Nobel prize for human rights #Martin Ennals Foundation #Ahmed Mansoor
Taking a dig at Sushma Swaraj, anti-nuke activist seeks help for impounded passport

Updated : Jun 17, 2015

By : hidden hidden

Category : India

Taking a dig at Sushma Swaraj, anti-nuke activist seeks help for impounded passport

Taking a potshot at External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, anti-Nuclear activist S P Udhayakumar on Wednesday sought her "help" to get back his impounded #sushma swaraj #NewsTracker #activist #anti-nuclear activist #Kudankulam power plant #impounded passport #S P Udhayakumar
Female Libyan activist shot to death in Tripoli, claims friend

Updated : Feb 24, 2015

By : hidden hidden

Category : World

Female Libyan activist shot to death in Tripoli, claims friend

A friend says a female Libyan activist has been shot to death in the capital, Tripoli, which is controlled by militias backed by Islamist groups. #Tripoli #Libya #NewsTracker #activist #Islamist #Female friend
Egyptian activist laughs and claps as court sentences him to life in jail

Updated : Feb 05, 2015

By : hidden hidden

Category : World

Egyptian activist laughs and claps as court sentences him to life in jail

An Egyptian court sentenced prominent activist Ahmed Douma to life in prison on Wednesday, judicial sources said, part of a sustained crackdown on Islamist and liberal government opponents. #Egypt #NewsTracker #activist #jailed #prison #Life sentence #Ahmed Douma
A dog's not your food: Activists tell fellow Chinese

Updated : Jun 20, 2014

By : hidden hidden

Category : Life

A dog's not your food: Activists tell fellow Chinese

Animal protection activists on Friday hounded a Chinese city which holds an annual dog meat festival. #China #NewsTracker #Dog #activist
Pak lawyer's body to provide free legal aid to Indian prisoners

Updated : Jun 05, 2014

By : hidden hidden

Category : World

Pak lawyer's body to provide free legal aid to Indian prisoners

Bhim Singh also said that the proposal to set up a joint free legal aid committee in cooperation with Lawyers Congress (Lahore) and others was accepted on his Pakistan visit #India #Pakistan #NewsTracker #activist #Indian prisoners #legal aid #Lawyers Congress #lawyer and author. He is the Chairman of the Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party #Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party