Political activism

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, right, poses for a photo with Venezuela's self proclaimed President Juan Guaido, left, and other opposition lawmakers, on the steps of the national assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, June 21, 2019. The United Nations' top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
June 21, 2019 - 1:43 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official met Friday in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who is locked in a prolonged struggle with President Nicolás Maduro for control of the crisis-wracked country. Emerging from the meeting, Guaidó said he spoke...
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This April 16, 2019 photo shows Donna Durning at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ky. an anti-abortion activist, said she was assaulted outside a Louisville abortion clinic. A Kentucky grand jury has declined to indict a Louisville woman accused of attacking Durning, an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester while leaving a woman's clinic in April. Court records show a grand jury decided against an assault charge on Thursday, June 20 for Janaya Alyce Gregory, who allegedly knocked Durning down outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic in April.Durning was hospitalized with a broken femur and cut to her head. (Matt Stone/Courier Journal via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 12:24 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury has declined to indict a Louisville woman accused of attacking an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester while leaving a women's clinic. Court records show a grand jury decided against an assault charge on Thursday for 32-year-old Janaya Alyce Gregory, who...
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Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the prominent human rights group Memorial speaks to his supporters as he leaves a prison in Argun, Russia, Friday, June 21, 2019. Titiyev was released from a Russian prison on Friday morning, more than 18 months after first being detained on drug charges his supporters say were fabricated. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
June 21, 2019 - 11:34 am
ARGUN, Russia (AP) — A prominent rights activist in the Russian province of Chechnya has been released on parole in a case that generated widespread international condemnation. Oyub Titiyev was released from jail Friday after a court in Chechnya ruled earlier this month to grant him parole. Titiyev...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 28, 2019, LGBT refugee Nina Muregwa, 17, left, from Burundi, who says she left Burundi after her lover's mother threatened to kill her, sits with others in the house where they take shelter in a low-income neighborhood of the capital Nairobi, Kenya. LGBT refugees allege they have been harassed by police in recent weeks in Kenya, which is a rare regional haven for the gay community yet maintains that gay sex is illegal. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
June 19, 2019 - 6:15 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi national Nina Muregwa says she feels threatened again. After escaping death threats back home over her sexual identity the 17-year-old thought she had found a sanctuary in Kenya. Recent incidents, however, have left her scared for her life once more. She and other LGBT...
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Former FBI agent William Don Tisaby, left, is accompanied by attorney Jermaine Wooten as he turns himself in at St. Louis Police headquarters on Monday, June 17, 2019, in St Louis. Tisaby has been charged in a perjury investigation related to the prosecution of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 4:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some black activists in St. Louis say there's an unfair racial component to criticism of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner over her hiring of a man who led the investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and who now faces perjury charges. About a dozen black activists...
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Photographers aim at Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speak on stage during a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Lam apologized Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated that it will not be revived during the current legislative session. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 18, 2019 - 7:51 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:30 p.m. An alliance of Hong Kong activists has repeated its demand that the city's leader scrap a highly unpopular extradition bill and resign. In a message distributed on social media, the alliance set a 5 p.m. Thursday...
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Protesters gather behind police line calling Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down as they continue protest against the unpopular extradition bill near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. A member of Hong Kong's Executive Council says the city's leader plans to apologize again over her handling of a highly unpopular extradition bill. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 17, 2019 - 7:59 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader, demanding that she step down for the crisis over a highly unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China's promises to respect the former British colony's quasi-autonomy. The...
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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, right, is accompanied by Nathan Law as they pay respect to a protester who fell to his death after hanging a protest banner against an extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 16, 2019 - 11:59 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests. Wong's release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility came as student demonstrators and police were...
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Protesters gather into the night against an unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 16, 2019 - 11:27 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Pro-democracy activists helping to drive mass protests in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law have rejected an apology issued by the city's leader. Leaders of the Civil Human Rights...
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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam takes questions at a press conference, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Hong Kong. Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in mainland courts. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 15, 2019 - 9:04 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are planning a mass protest Sunday even after the territory's embattled leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China. Activists...
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