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July 21, 2018

In July 2018 Endangered Scholars Worldwide learned that Hatoon Ajwad al-Fassi, a prominent women's rights advocate and writer at the Riyadh paper, was arrested in June, according to reports circulated on social media. 

Hatoon al-Fassi joins more than a do...

November 14, 2016

In a statement, the Raif Badawi Foundation said it had received the confirmation from the same source that had notified his family and associates about the first set of 50 lashes, which were served on January 9, 2015. 

According to Human Rights Watch, Raif Badawi, 32, i...

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IN REMEMBRANCE

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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