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Political Dissident

Madrid accused of covering up Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya's death

Oswaldo Paya, one of Cuba's most respected opposition leaders, Photo: Reuters

Spain's government is aiding a cover-up of the mysterious death of one of Cuba's most respected opposition leaders, who died after an unmarked police car rammed the car he was travelling in, according to his daughter.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 4:17am

Payment speaks for itself, says Libyan dissident

Sami al-Saadi and his eldest daughter Khadija.

The Libyan dissident at the heart of a Hong Kong rendition case welcomed the UK's decision to compensate him yesterday, saying the "payment speaks for itself".

14 Dec 2012 - 5:02am

Britain agrees £2.2 million payout for Libyan in rendition from Hong Kong

Sami al-Saadi and his eldest daughter Khadija.

Britain will pay more than £2 million (HK$25 million) to the family of a Libyan dissident abducted with the help of MI6 and in 2004 secretly flown from Hong Kong to Tripoli, where he was tortured.

The deal puts more pressure on justice officials to address allegations Hong Kong conspired with UK and US spy agencies.

14 Dec 2012 - 4:13am

Liu's fight is not Mo Yan's responsibility

Mo Yan

Criticisms of Mo Yan for refusing to talk about Liu Xiaobo during his trip to Stockholm to accept the Nobel Prize for literature are sickening, mindless and petty. He chose literature, not dissent or human rights, as a career and personal choice. He has every right to stick to his own conscience, which is devotion to literature, and not to follow politically correct fashion.

8 Dec 2012 - 7:54am 21 comments

China court gives dissident Li Bifeng 12-year sentence

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a prominent dissident who was involved in the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy demonstrations to 12 years in prison for contract fraud, a lawyer said.

A court in the central province of Sichuan handed down the sentence on Li Bifeng, his lawyer Ma Xiaopeng told reporters.

19 Nov 2012 - 4:23pm