Alexandra Skochilenko’s small act of resistance has made her a symbol of Russian opposition to the war in Ukraine, her supporters tell VICE World News.
Human rights groups say their detention was illegal, and are demanding clarity on why the refugees were held there in the first place.
Their death certificates said they died of heart attacks or strokes, but a postmortem examination found bullet holes in their bones.
Hundreds of deportees from Australia are planning to sue the government for what they call unjust and discriminatory treatment and deportations.
It's only the eighth time the U.S. has made such a designation, which was based on survivor reports of murder and gang rape by the country's military.
Pham Doan Trang was awarded the International Women of Courage prize, a move Vietnam said was “not conducive for the development of bilateral relations.”
With unconfirmed rumours of "kill lists", one journalist said prison would be a "best case scenario" under Russian rule in Ukraine.
Many are calling for her murder charge to be dropped as the case shines a light on reproductive rights and poor support for sexual assault survivors in Malaysia.
The case bears an eerie resemblance to that of an intellectually disabled death row inmate who made international headlines last year.
The case against Moazzam Begg collapsed but his passport has been kept from him for years. He tells VICE World News about his continuing “harassment” by authorities.
A new report has warned of the dire situation facing LGBTQ people in Afghanistan.
In an interview with VICE World News, the billionaire anti-death penalty activist highlighted the case of an intellectually disabled man sitting on death row.