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