Political activism

In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017 photo, Bolivarian National Guards stand on a highway overlooking an anti-government march trying to make its way to the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. More than 100 Venezuelan protesters have been detained and put before military tribunals over the last week, a sudden upsurge in the use of a practice that legal activists say violates the constitution, which limits military courts to “offenses of a military nature.” (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 10, 2017 - 4:54 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jhonny Reyes' son left the house to join students in an anti-government protest a few days ago, one of hundreds of thousands of angry people who have flooded Venezuela's streets in demonstrations often blocked by police and soldiers. He wound up in front of a military...
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A Femen activist is led away by French police in Henin-beaumont, northern France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Voters across France are choosing a new president in an unusually tense and important election that could decide Europe's future, making a stark choice between pro-business progressive candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 07, 2017 - 3:18 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Feminist activists have hung a big banner from a church to protest French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the depressed northern town...
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FILE - Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, Ny Vanda, center, and Yi Soksan, rear center, staff members of Cambodia Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) arrive at Supreme Court, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The United States has joined the European Union and U.N. human rights agencies in expressing concern over the extended pre-trial detention of five Cambodian human rights held for more than a year. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
May 06, 2017 - 7:49 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The United States has joined the European Union and U.N. human rights agencies in expressing concern over the extended pre-trial detention of five Cambodian human rights held for more than a year. The five current or former staff members of the group ADHOC — the...
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May 06, 2017 - 5:49 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The United States has joined the European Union and U.N. human rights agencies in expressing concern over the extended pre-trial detention of five Cambodian human rights held for more than a year. The five current or former staff members of the group ADHOC are held for...
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Residents of Chacao's municipality block a main street in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Residents blocked streets with trash bags, broken concrete and twisted metal Tuesday to protest the president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a deepening political crisis. The sign at left reads in Spanish "No more cheating." (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 02, 2017 - 8:24 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — People blocked streets in Caracas with broken concrete, twisted metal and flaming piles of trash Tuesday to protest the socialist president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a rapidly escalating political crisis. The barricades came a day after President Nicolas...
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A woman holds a Venezuelan flag on her chest as she joins a roadblock in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Residents blocked streets with trash bags, broken concrete and twisted metal Tuesday to protest the president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a deepening political crisis. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 02, 2017 - 6:22 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — People blocked streets in Caracas with broken concrete, twisted metal and flaming piles of trash Tuesday to protest the socialist president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a rapidly escalating political crisis. President Nicolas Maduro signed a decree Monday to...
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This frame grab from video provided by the Hawar News Agency, shows a woman wounded in an attack by the Islamic State group, in bed at a clinic in Hasakeh province, Syria, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Islamic State militants staged a surprise attack early Tuesday at a crossing frequently used by Iraqi and Syrian civilians seeking safety in northeastern Syria, killing at least 37 people, most of them civilians who had fled fighting in areas held by the extremist group, Kurdish officials and activists said. (Hawar News Agency, via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 2:06 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants staged a surprise attack early Tuesday at a crossing frequently used by Iraqi and Syrian civilians seeking safety in northeastern Syria, killing at least 37 people, mostly civilians, Kurdish officials and activists said. The militants struck before dawn after...
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This undated image posted online Monday, May. 1, 2017, by supporters of the Islamic State militant group on an anonymous photo sharing website, purports to show an Islamic State fighter firing his weapon during clashes with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Kurdish activists said Tuesday, May 2, 2017, that a surprise attack in northeastern Syria carried out by IS has killed over 20 people, including displaced civilians. Arabic banner reads, "Targeting gatherings of the infidel PKK with automatic weapons north of the province." (Militant Photo via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 12:28 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants staged a surprise attack early Tuesday at a crossing frequently used by Iraqi and Syrian civilians seeking safety in northeastern Syria, killing at least 37 people, mostly civilians, Kurdish officials and activists said. The pre-dawn attack took place after...
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In this photo taken on Friday, April 28, 2017, Anzor, a gay man who spoke to the Associated Press on condition that he not be further identified out of fear for his safety and that of his family. He is from Chechnya, the predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia where some 100 men suspected of being gay were detained and tortured, and at least three of them were killed. (AP Photo/Nataliya Vasilyeva)
May 02, 2017 - 11:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Anzor was lying on a dirty floor as a man in army boots jumped on his back. His agony worsened when his captors started torturing him with electric shocks. "It's a feeling like they are breaking every bone of every joint in your body at the same time," he said. Anzor is a gay man from...
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Masked demonstrators take cover during clashes with security forces at an opposition May Day march in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 1, 2017. Venezuelans are taking to the streets in dueling anti- and pro-government May Day demonstrations as an intensifying protest movement enters its second month. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 02, 2017 - 9:14 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Caracas residents blocked streets with trash bags, broken concrete and twisted metal Tuesday to protest the socialist president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a deepening political crisis. Increasingly embattled President Nicolas Maduro signed a decree Monday to...
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