The family of a Kashmiri student imprisoned for allegedly supporting Pakistan’s world cup win over India last year have had to endure financial ruin in trying to free their son.
Hong Kong's national security police arrest five people from a trade union for sedition due to books they produced for children, the latest arrests made amid a crackdown on dissent in the city.
Bassem Awadallah, a US citizen who once served as a top aide to King Abdullah II, and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, a member of the royal family, found guilty of sedition and incitement charges.
An independent database has documented the staggering rise of sedition cases against Indian citizens since the BJP came to power.
Muhammad Ismail’s daughter Gulalai tweeted her father was taken into custody in a long-standing case that also accuses her and her mother, charges they have all denied.
What started as a protest against a rise in fees has turned into a larger fight to maintain institutional independence at a prestigious Indian university.
Soon after the end of the Najib Razak-led government, cartoonist Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaque no longer faced a travel ban and the new administration dropped sedition charges against him.
The latest example of what critics say is a clampdown on free speech follows more than a dozen similar arrests last year in a clampdown on those attacking the Hindu nationalist premier's policies or ideology.
Some of the accused told TRT World that the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scapegoating them for electoral benefits as parliamentary elections are just a few months away.
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