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Russian court sentences activist under law on ‘undesirables’

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Thursday handed a suspended sentence to an activist accused of membership of an “undesirable” organization, part of the authorities’ effort to tighten control over the nation’s political scene. Anastasia Shevchenko, 41, was accused of engaging in political activities under the aegis of Open Russia, a group funded by … Read more

Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist released from prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent political activists was released from prison Wednesday, her family tweeted, after serving nearly three years on charges that have sparked an international uproar over the kingdom’s human rights record. Loujain al-Hathloul, who pushed to end a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, … Read more

Detroit Activist Brings His Community Together During The Pandemic Through Facebook : NPR

Activist Justin Onwenu started a Facebook group to connect Detroit communities at the start of the pandemic. He talks about the needs and challenges of that group. LEILA FADEL, HOST: Justin Onwenu is 23 years old. He lives and works in Detroit. JUSTIN ONWENU: Every generation has faced crises. For older generations, it was the … Read more