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Anar Mammadli (right) was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison, while his deputy, Bashir Suleymanli (left), received a 3 1/2-year prison term. - Photograph: Courtesy Image/rferl.org

Although Azeri election monitoring activist Bashir Suleymanli was released, others remain in jail, reports the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT).

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When a government deems it politically expedient to lock up good men and women, it is high time we voted it out, writes Rani Rasiah. She goes on to provide a glimpse of one of these women, Sarasvathy Muthu, now freed but facing charges in court on 10 October 2011.

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This is a tribute to peace activists from India and Pakistan for their outstanding work in bridging the international divide between the two countries.

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