Freedom of assembly is offically a basic right in South Korea, but the authorities often violently disperse peaceful demonstrations, and Amnesty International says most protest applications are turned down.
Pope Francis is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates. Although the country is considered relatively religiously tolerant for the region, Human Rights Watch's Wenzel Michalski says it harshly cracks down on dissent.
For more than a half century, Lyudmila Alexeyeva never gave up and remained optimistic Russia would become democratic. "Today's young people give me the feeling of not having lived in vain," she told DW last year.
Germany has strict laws protecting freedom of assembly - but also strong regulations on how it may be implemented. DW explains what is allowed and what is against the law.
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