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.
With less than two years to go before the next presidential election in Iran a power struggle to determine its outcome is in full swing.
Billionaire Rupert Murdoch tried to squelch the hacking scandal engulfing his media empire by closing down his British tabloid, News of the World, but the firestorm continues to spread.
Condemnation is mounting in response to severe sentences handed down June 22 against 21 leaders of ongoing anti-government demonstrations.
WikiLeaks has released yet another cache of highly secret, highly controversial documents - this time about the U.S. detention facility at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Hunger strikers in Iran's notorious Evin Prison are approaching their third week without food in protest at being transferred to solitary confinement, inhuman prison conditions and violent treatment.