Activist in South Korea dies of injuries from police water cannon
An activist farmer who was expelled from school twice for protesting the rule of the military dictator Park Chung-hee of South Korea died on Sunday as a result of injuries he sustained while opposing Mr. Park’s daughter, President Park Geun-hye.

Activist barred from travel after UK seizes passport at Assad’s request
British authorities have confiscated the passport of Zaina Erhaim, a prominent Syrian critic of Bashar al-Assad at the request of the government in Damascus, effectively preventing her from travelling and blocking her work as an activist.

Turkish journalist detained over ‘subliminal coup messages’
A prominent Turkish journalist was detained for trial on Friday, accused of participating in a coup by sending out subliminal messages to rogue troops who tried to seize power, media said.

Jordanian journalist shot to death on courthouse steps
Nahedh Hattar, a journalist and commentator long known for his controversial secularist views and vocal support of Syrian President Bashar Assad, was killed on the steps of Amman’s main courthouse, where he was set to go on trial on charges of inciting strife and insulting Islam.

Facebook under fire for blocking Palestinian journalists’ accounts
Facebook suspended the accounts of at least seven editors from two of Palestine’s news publications last week without providing a reason, sparking an outrage against the social media giant.

Palestinian activist may be sent to prison for years of nonviolent protest
Issa Amro, a Palestinian human rights activist, will appear in the Israeli military court at Ofer to defend himself against 18 charges that could result in one to three years in prison.


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