A basic gesture of solidarity is indispensable in respect of whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.
The Ukraine is now suffering under a totalitarian regime, the head of that country's beleaguered Communist Party said.
"The entire drone war of the U.S. military would not be possible without Germany."
Canadian conservatives aren't slowing down their steamroller attempt to impose legislation criminalizing dissidents.
"The NDP has identified several serious problems in C-51, including that the bill will give broad new powers to CSIS without enhancing oversight."
He was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges widely levelled against trade unionists.
As with the National Security Agency in the United States, Canada's spy agency, has come under fire after it was revealed that the agency is illegally spying on Canadians.
The NSA reportedly bugged the communications of the European Union and some of the United States' closest allies.
Worldwide intimidation of journalists, including murders, is rising, a panel of experts warns. And the U.S., despite its free press traditions and constitutional protections, rarely protests, the panel adds.
The International Telecommunications Union is convening a conference that would give the group (a part of the United Nations) crippling new powers over the Internet.