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The world's most famous political prisoner
How the UK-based Anti-Apartheid Movement made Mandela a household name and struck a blow at South African segregation.
Last updated: 06 Dec 2013 08:47 GMT
Russia's Pussy Riot activist pleas for parole
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, convicted in 2012 for hooliganism, says she has spent "enough time in the prison camp".
Last updated: 26 Apr 2013 10:25 GMT
Two members of Pussy Riot flee Russia
Women flee country to avoid prosecution for staging protest against President Putin at a cathedral altar.
Last updated: 27 Aug 2012 00:03 GMT
Brazil court approves building of Amazon dam
Contentious Belo Monte dam project in the north to proceed without additional consulation with indigenous communities.
Last updated: 10 Nov 2011 10:32 GMT
Court approves disputed Amazon dam
Brazilian judge overturns decision to halt dam despite protests from environmentalists.
Last updated: 17 Apr 2010 09:14 GMT
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Canada's sexual harassment at work problem
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
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