August 30, 2018

On August 29, 2018 Endangered Scholars Worldwide learned that Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba, professor and human rights defender, has been denied medical treatment for the second time in the recent months of his detention.

Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba, 51, is serv...

January 24, 2017

On 23 January 2017 around 30 people went to the house of Indian sociologist and human rights defender Ms. Bela Bhatia in Pandripani village, Bastar district, Chhattisgarh, central India. They accused her of being a “Maoist sympathiser” and threatened to burn the house...

November 14, 2016

Delhi University professor and rights activist Nandini Sundar and ten others have been summoned for murder charges in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh; police said Tuesday.

Armed Maoists killed Shamnath Baghel on late Friday at his home in Nama village...

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Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths


China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong

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