June 9, 2013
by Addison Morris
A Chinese court in Huairou on Sunday sentenced Liu Hui, brother-in-law of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud. The verdict is seen by many as severe and is widely believed to be an act of political persecution and retaliation ...[read more]
May 25, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On May 25, 2007, the military government of Myanmar extended the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. At the time, Suu Kyi had spent 15 of 21 years in her political career under house arrest for alleged violations of an anti-subversion law. She ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 11, 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded under the Treaty of Versailles as an affiliate of the League of Nations. The organization was founded in response to the industrialization of Europe in the nineteenth century and under the post-war understanding that there ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Max Slater
Police in China arrested and detained the brother-in-law of Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo on Friday on charges of fraud. Liu Hui was formally charged two weeks ago in a real estate dispute. Liu Hui's arrest may be retaliation for allegedly subversive activities by the ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu on Sunday called for former US president George W. Bush and former UK prime minister Tony Blair to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their roles in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Tutu argues thatThe immorality of the United States and ...[read more]
December 10, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 10, 2010, Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in absentia. Although the Prize is usually awarded in-person, Liu was unable to attend the ceremony because he is serving an 11-year prison sentence for inciting subversion. Chinese authorities ...[read more]
October 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On October 8, 2010, Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was announced as the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." Liu has been one of China's most prominent dissidents. He spent two years in prison following the ...[read more]
October 7, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for their efforts in promoting women's rights. Sirleaf, known as the "Iron Lady," is the president of Liberia and the first woman elected to head of state in ...[read more]
October 2, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 2, 2009, a Myanmar court upheld the 18-month house arrest sentence imposed on opposition party leader and pro-democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi was convicted in August 2009 for violating state security laws by allowing American John Yettaw to stay in her home. Suu Kyi ...[read more]
February 26, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On February 26, 2010, the Myanmar Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi against an 18-month extension of her house arrest. Suu Kyi eventually appealed her detention before Myanmar's Supreme Court a second time, as well as challenged the dissolution her ...[read more]

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