Nicaragua judge sets trial for opposition activists

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A judge says 16 opposition activists will face trial on weapons charges after taking water to women participating in a hunger strike at a church in Nicaragua. ...

Peru’s Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after top court ruling

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Once-powerful opposition leader and two-time Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori has left prison to the cheers of her supporters and criticism by opponents who called it a...

Peru’s Fujimori will leave prison to new political landscape

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison, her supporters will applaud her freedom and her detractors will lament what they consider more impunity for the corrupt, but the ...

A year on, once-jailed Ukraine filmmaker accepts EU award

BRUSSELS (AP) — A year after he won Europe’s top human rights award, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has finally picked up the prize, following his release from a prison in Russia’s far-north where h...

Nicaragua hunger strikers evacuated from church, end protest

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Relatives of a dozen people protesting inside a Nicaragua church say they and the parish priest have been evacuated after nine days surrounded by police. Th...

Nicaragua: Pro-government crowd attacks church parishioners

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A group of Nicaraguan government sympathizers has attacked parishioners at a Roman Catholic church in the city of Masaya with clubs, machetes and metal bars. ...

Nicaragua opposition activists arrested trying to aid strike

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s opposition says 13 activists including a Belgian-Nicaraguan student have been arrested as they tried to deliver aid to relatives of jailed government opponents. ...

Israel frees 2 Jordanians suspected of security offenses

KING HUSSEIN BRIDGE, Jordan (AP) — Israeli authorities have released two Jordanian citizens who'd been detained for two months and returned them to Jordan. Heba al-Labadi and Abdul R...

Jordan says citizens held by Israel for 2 months to be freed

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's foreign minister says two of its citizens detained by Israeli authorities will be released later this week, after over two months in detention. Ayman Sa...

Jordan recalls ambassador to Israel to protest detentions

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says it has recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations to protest Israel's detention of a pair of Jordanians who have been held without charges for two months. ...

Jordan calls on Israel to release woman on hunger strike

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is calling on Israel to release a Jordanian woman detained for over a month without trial on security charges. Heba al-Labadi's attorney said Wednesday th...

Egypt: Prominent activist is arrested, jailed for 15 days

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights lawyer says prosecutors have ordered a prominent pro-democracy activist to remain in custody for 15 days. Khaled Ali says Esraa Abdel-Fattah was broug...

Asylum seeker released from US custody after hunger strike

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — One of two Indian nationals who refused to eat for more than 70 days while seeking asylum in the U.S. has been released after a year in immigration detention. A...

Jailed Tunisia presidential candidate starts hunger strike

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer for a jailed presidential candidate in Tunisia said his client has started a hunger strike to defend his right to take part in Sunday's election. In a ...

Rights group says prisoners go on hunger strike in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International says 130 detainees in a notorious Egyptian prison have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks to protest what it calls "cruel and inhumane detention condition...