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Millions left out as Indonesia pushes land reform, activists say

Millions left out as Indonesia pushes land reform, activists say

Millions of landless peasants and indigenous people in Indonesia are being left out of an ambitious push by the government to give land titles in a process that campaigners say ignores the concerns of the country...

Bangladesh detains online activists over protest 'rumours'

Bangladesh detains online activists over protest 'rumours'

Bangladesh police have arrested at least 12 social media activists accused of spreading rumours on Facebook during student protests last week that left about 1,000 people injured, a top official said Thursday.

US student anti-gun activists to keep momentum alive over summer

US student anti-gun activists to keep momentum alive over summer

Leaders of the student-led anti-gun movement, who inspired classroom walkouts across the country on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre ...

Indian activists condemn public lynchings of ‘suspected’ traffickers

Indian activists condemn public lynchings of ‘suspected’ traffickers

Indian activists fighting to curb the trafficking of women and children condemned on Monday a series of public lynchings in the central state of Jharkhand after rumours spread that child traffickers were on the prowl ...

Turkey detains leftist activists after 'No' protests: lawyer

Turkey detains leftist activists after 'No' protests: lawyer

Istanbul police on Wednesday detained 16 leftist activists involved in demonstrations against the 'Yes' victory in the referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, a laywer said.

Missing activists' families decry blasphemy allegations

Missing activists' families decry blasphemy allegations

Families and supporters of five missing Pakistani activists denounced what they called a campaign to accuse the men of blasphemy, a highly charged allegation that could endanger their lives were they to reappear.

Indonesian students, activists lambast minister's doorless dorms proposal

Indonesian students, activists lambast minister's doorless dorms proposal

Indonesian students and activists said on Wednesday that a minister's suggestion to remove doors at college dormitories to prevent sexual promiscuity would infringe privacy and compromise security.

Ethiopian activists demand news of jailed leaders after prison fire

Ethiopian activists demand news of jailed leaders after prison fire

Ethiopian opposition activists have demanded news on the fate of six of their leaders and other inmates held in a high-security prison that was wrecked by a massive fire over the weekend.

Turkey arrests activists over support for pro-Kurdish paper

Turkey arrests activists over support for pro-Kurdish paper

Turkey yesterday arrested several people, including the local official for Reporters Without Borders and the head of a key human rights organisation

Activists in Lanka press court to sack top banker

Activists in Lanka press court to sack top banker

An influential group of Sri Lankan academics and professionals took legal action yesterday to seek the sacking...

Activists press for ouster of Lankan central bank chief

Activists press for ouster of Lankan central bank chief

An influential group of Sri Lankan academics and professionals yesterday called on the president to remove the country’s controversial central bank chief...

Bangladesh arrests over 100 Islamists in crackdown after killings

Bangladesh arrests over 100 Islamists in crackdown after killings

Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested at least 103 militants as part of a broad crackdown on Islamists after a wave of deadly attacks on members of minority groups and liberal activists, police said on Monday.