Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison


The crushing treatment meted out to political dissenters by China time and again is known the world over. This time however, Nobel Prize winning democracy activist Liu Xiaobo is at the receiving end of it. The 61-year-old cancer-stricken Chinese activist has been campaigning for enhanced democracy and human rights for decades. In fact, the globalContinue reading “Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison”

Former Russian dissident and prison rights activist Valery Abramkin dies


Nuclear scientist, activist and Soviet dissident Valery Abramkin (66) died on Saturday according to friends. Abramkin was jailed for several years in Siberian Gulag for pushing prison reforms. He continued his activism for prison reforms during Vladimir Putin’s tenure also. Putin’s condolence telegram according to Kremlin Press Service said, “(Abramkin) sincerely strove to contribute toContinue reading “Former Russian dissident and prison rights activist Valery Abramkin dies”

14 year old teen activist in Pakistan shot by Taliban for raising voice against rule prohibiting girls from going to school


The failure of Pakistan government in dealing with extremists is out once again for the world to see. Malala Yousufzai who is a 14 year old activist working towards creating awareness on women emancipation and other issues facing her country by way of blogging about it. It is Taliban that has resorted to violence inContinue reading “14 year old teen activist in Pakistan shot by Taliban for raising voice against rule prohibiting girls from going to school”