In China, some 250 human rights lawyers have been imprisoned as part of President Xi Jinping's crackdown on dissidents and critics. Among them are the husbands of Li Wenzu and Wang Qiaoling, who hope to draw international attention to their plight.
The Chinese president has called for nations to respect borders when it comes to establishing a "common future" online. But he said China will not close its door to the internet, signalling a new policy in the making.
More and more human rights advocates are paying the ultimate price for their activism. Many are threatened and harassed. For years, the situation of human rights advocates has been growing worse.
Myanmar's security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya minority, the UN's top human rights official said before a special session of the UN Human Rights Council. People are still fleeing their homes.
At the fourth World Internet Conference, Beijing celebrated its vision of "sovereign internet." Western IT CEOs have to accept this, but DW’s Frank Sieren thinks that China's cyber policy will only cause more isolation.
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