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Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents
Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents

Cuban authorities arrested an unusually large group of about 100 dissident marchers, breaking up a march by the Ladies in White opposition activists.

Cuba cracks down, arrests 100 women dissidents
Empty chair to represent China's Ai Weiwei at Sweden film fest
Empty chair to represent China's Ai Weiwei at Sweden film fest

When the Stockholm Film Festival opens Wednesday, the jury will include world-famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei -- in spirit only, represented by an empty chair he designed himself.

Empty chair to represent China's Ai Weiwei at Sweden film fest
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. ©REUTERS/David Gray
China artist Ai Weiwei releases 'Dumbass'

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei released a foul-mouthed heavy rock song titled "Dumbass" on Wednesday, with a video parodying his months in police detention.

China artist Ai Weiwei releases 'Dumbass'
Marina Litvinenko, the wife of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.  ©REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Litvinenko UK inquest in doubt after Russia evidence excluded

The inquest into the death in Britain of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko is close to being scrapped after the coroner ruled Friday he could not hear evidence about the alleged role of the Kremlin in his poisoning.

Litvinenko UK inquest in doubt after Russia evidence excluded
Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas. ©REUTERS
Top Cuban dissidents launch opposition coalition

Top Cuban dissidents Guillermo Farinas and Jose Daniel Ferrer joined forces Wednesday to create a more powerful opposition as Raul Castro celebrates his re-election to lead the Communist-run island.

Top Cuban dissidents launch opposition coalition
US Congrassman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) (L). ©REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
US Congress team warns Iraq after attack on Iranian refugees

A team of US Congressmen met with the Iranian dissident group MEK in Paris on Sunday and threatened to declare Iraq's prime minister a sponsor of terrorism after a deadly attack on an Iranian exile camp there.

US Congress team warns Iraq after attack on Iranian refugees
Liao Yiwu. ©REUTERS
Liao slams Chinese politicians' 'dirty wealth'

Chinese dissident writer Liao Yiwu accused China's political elite of accumulating "dirty wealth" on Thursday, saying it had turned his country into "one of the biggest landfills in the world."

Liao slams Chinese politicians' 'dirty wealth'
China media slams Elton John for Ai Weiwei dedication
China media slams Elton John for Ai Weiwei dedication

A top Chinese daily on Wednesday condemned pop star Elton John for dedicating his Beijing show to dissident artist Ai Weiwei, saying it was disrespectful and could lead to bans on other Western performers.

China media slams Elton John for Ai Weiwei dedication
Marina Litvinenko leaves a hearing into the death of her husband, Alexander Litvinenko, in London. ©REUTERS
Litvinenko inquest may examine lack of British protection

The inquest into the radioactive poisoning of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko will look at the possible culpability of the British state in failing to protect him.

Litvinenko inquest may examine lack of British protection
The Ladies in White. ©REUTERS
Cuba arrests 22 Ladies in White: group leader

Cuban authorities have arrested at least 22 members of Cuba's dissident Ladies in White as they planned to mark one year since the death of their former leader.

Cuba arrests 22 Ladies in White: group leader
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Cuba frees dissident who sparked hunger strike

Cuba has released Jorge Vazquez Chaviano, a dissident whose case sparked a hunger strike by 30 protesters last month, though he remains under "many restrictions," he told AFP.

Cuba frees dissident who sparked hunger strike
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Pussy Riot, Panahi, Beliatsky on final Sakharov short list

Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Iran's film-maker Jafar Panahi and rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and Belarus dissident Ales Beliatsky were put on a final shortlist for the European Parliament's Sakharov rights priz.

Pussy Riot, Panahi, Beliatsky on final Sakharov short list
Cuban hunger strikers cry victory after prisoner freed
Cuban hunger strikers cry victory after prisoner freed

Dissident Martha Beatriz Roque called it "a victory for the Cuban people ... and democracy" when the communist government bowed to the demands of hunger strikers Tuesday and freed a political prisoner.

Cuban hunger strikers cry victory after prisoner freed
China frees Yahoo! dissident after 10 years
China frees Yahoo! dissident after 10 years

A Chinese dissident convicted of subversion based on evidence provided by US Internet giant Yahoo! was released from prison on Friday after serving a 10-year term, his wife said.

China frees Yahoo! dissident after 10 years
Dissidents arrested at Paya funeral in Cuba
Dissidents arrested at Paya funeral in Cuba

Cuban police arrested dozens of dissidents Tuesday at the funeral of political activist Oswaldo Paya, after his daughter's vow to seek justice over his sudden death in a road accident.

Dissidents arrested at Paya funeral in Cuba

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