Political Activism

BEIJING - Imprisoned Chinese democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize - an award that drew furious condemnation from the authoritarian government and calls from world leaders including President Barack Obama for Liu's quick release.

HAVANA - Cuba's government has contacted about a dozen islanders jailed for crimes against the shadowy state-security apparatus and asked if they would be willing to accept freedom in return for leaving their homeland, a leading human rights activist said.

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prolonged political crisis has encouraged a spike in violence and pushed frustrated citizens to begin holding back crucial tips on suspected insurgents, the top U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian newspaper says a court has sentenced a prominent human rights activist to six years in prison on security charges.

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian authorities have detained a prominent Iranian lawyer who has represented opposition activists and political figures on suspicion of spreading propaganda against the ruling system, her family and attorney said Wednesday.
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