Human rights

Saudi Arabia Jails Two Leading Activists for 10 Years

Mohammed Al-Qahtani and Abdullah Al-Hamid, two prominent Saudi human rights activists, were handed 10-year prison sentences this weekend, concluding a trial that began in June 2012, and has since gained international attention.

Al-Qahtani, an economics professor, has been an outspoken critic of the Saudi judicial system and monarchy. …

Scenes from Inside China’s Prison System

China’s criminal justice and prison system is known for being notoriously opaque—trials move swiftly, the guilty sometimes disappear. Here are images from inside two detention centers in Beijing, after government authorities …

Must-Reads from Around the World

Today’s picks: the en masse arrival of Pakistan’s Hindus into neigboring India to escape religious persecution, lingering questions over Turkey’s human rights record, as it attempts to reposition itself as the Middle East’s …

Must-Reads from Around the World

In today’s offerings: the U.S. and China’s increasing military competition, Ai Weiwei’s protege and Palestinian politics intersect with regional realities.

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